3D 8-Bit Mushroom

Mushrooms are important power-ups from the Mario series. Their effects range from changing Mario's size to giving him extra lives. Included in the download pack are 5 different versions: the Super, Poison, 1up mushrooms and 2 different more modern colours. Each is in a lined and lineless .pdf.

Tips: Follow the number order and build the ringed pieces in an anticlockwise direction starting from the front. Don't forget you need to score every fold, so use the lined version as a reference if you want to work with the lineless version.

Dimensions:

Height: 15cm
Width: 15cm
Depth: 15cm

Pages: 5
Parts: 31
Difficulty: Medium/Hard

3D 8-Bit Compass

Based on the sprites from The Legend of Zelda, the compass is an item that is found in each of the various dungeons in the game. Once you find it, it will point out treasure chests and the location of the boss on the map.

Tips: Follow the number order and take take when sealing the base with the last piece. Don't forget you need to score every fold, so use the lined version as a reference if you want to work with the lineless version.

Dimensions:

Height: 4cm
Width: 10cm
Depth: 9cm

Pages: 1
Parts: 3
Difficulty: Easy

Armos (Wind Waker)

Armos have appeared in many Zelda games to date. In Wind Waker, the best strategy to defeat them is to shoot them in the eye, paralysing it and enabling Link to attack the gem on their backs. Link can also sneak around the back to attack their weak spot.

Tips: Build from the top down. Take your time when gluing the smallest parts, and wait for the glue to dry before moving on to the next flap. After testbuilding, I found it easier to stick on the spikes without flaps. To do this, just apply a small amount of glue to edge you want to stick and if you use PVA glue you'll find it will attach quite quickly and easily.

Dimensions:

Height: 18cm
Width: 14cm
Depth: 16cm

Pages: 4
Parts: 34
Difficulty: Easy/Medium

Jack (Animal Crossing)

Jack is an Animal Crossing character who only appears on the evening of October 31st. On this day, all the townsfolk dress up like Jack and demand candy from you. Refuse, and you too will be 'cursed' with a rather cool pumpkin head. It's up to you to find which one is the real Jack, czar of Halloween!

Tips: Follow the numbers on the piece guide for the building order, and refer to the instructions for where each part goes. Some help for sealing is also included in the instructions, as you will need weights to help him stand up.

Dimensions:

Height: 18cm
Width: 12cm
Depth: 12cm

Pages: 4
Parts: 40
Difficulty: Medium

Globox

Here's a nice, simple papercraft which you should be able to build in about half an hour! One of the people created by Polokus, Globox is Rayman's chubby, loveable friend and sidekick.

Tips: Super easy, build down the page following the numbers for the 7 3D parts, then glue on the 5 2D parts in appropriate places. You can stick the feet to the bottom like he's standing up, or like in the picture, so it looks like he's sitting down.

Dimensions:

Height: 9cm
Width: 8cm
Depth: 5cm

Pages: 1
Parts: 12
Difficulty: Easy

3D 8-Bit Goomba

The Goomba is a common enemy in the Mario Bros. Series and is the first enemy you will encounter in the NES game Super Mario Bros. This papercraft takes the 2D sprite and turns it into a 3D model.

Dimensions:

Height: 15cm
Width: 15cm
Depth: 12cm

Pages: 8
Parts: 33
Difficulty: Medium

Tom Nook

Tom Nook is the crafty raccoon and store owner in the various Animal Crossing games. He will give you a part time job when you first start out, and charge you large mortgages every time you upgrade your house.

Tips: Build from the head down, closing at the soles of his feet. Fully build all the limbs and the tail before attaching them to the body. Don't forget to leave the soles of his feet open though, or it will be hard to close.

Dimensions:

Height: 12cm
Width: 9cm
Depth: 8cm

Pages: 3
Parts: 30
Difficulty: Easy/Medium

 

Forest Picori/Minish

The Minish (also known as Picori) are a race appearing in The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap. They are very tiny, and are invisible to adults. The Forest Minish live in Minish Woods and Hyrule Field.
Download pack includes instructions and a lined and lineless version.

Dimensions:

Height: 23cm
Width: 14cm
Depth: 13cm

Pages: 6
Parts: 65
Difficulty: Medium/Hard

Penguin Mario

Penguin Mario is a power-up first appearing in New Super Mario Bros. Wii. As Penguin Mario he can slide quickly along ice, throw ice balls, swim better and even slide along the surface of water.

Tips: Build from the head down, Sealing at the soles of the feet. Build the nose before attaching it to the face, and complete the arms before attaching them to the body. This papercraft is fairly simple, so you shouldn't have too many problems, but use the .pdo file in Pepakura if you get stuck.

Dimensions:

Height: 17cm
Width: 12cm
Depth: 10cm

Pages: 4
Parts: 49
Difficulty: Easy/Medium

Blooper (Super Mario Sunshine)

Bloopers are recurring Mario enemies that have appeared in most of the games in the series, although they had their most unique appearance in Super Mario Sunshine. It was also the first game where Bloopers were able to stand on dry land.

Tips: Build from the head down, starting with the two big side pieces. Build down to the tentacles, then build the biggest two first and attach them to the body. Fully complete the other four tentacles, then also attach them to the body. Seal with the large octagon piece on the bottom.

Dimensions:

Height: 15cm
Width: 22cm
Depth: 15cm

Pages: 4
Parts: 48
Difficulty: Easy/Medium

Beedle (Wind Waker)

Beedle has appeared in four Zelda games to date: Wind Waker, Minish Cap, Phantom Hourglass and Spirit Tracks. He is a businessman who owns a shops that sells and sometimes buys back certain items. He uses a membership scheme where you get discounts for being a regular customer.

Tips:
Build from the bottom up. Seal at the bottom of the hair. The template is numbered, so follow the numbers for the building order. Two parts that share the same number can built in either order.

Dimensions:

Height: 25cm
Width: 15cm
Depth: 12cm

Pages: 6
Parts: 69
Difficulty: Medium

3D 8-Bit Mario

This papercraft was my entry for Nintendo Papercraft's Mario contest. It is based on the sprites from the original NES game, Super Mario Bros. There are also alternative textured versions for Fire Mario, Luigi and Mario as he appeared in Donkey Kong.
Download pack includes instructions, a lined and lineless version in each of the textures.

Dimensions:

Height: 15cm
Width: 12cm
Depth: 11cm

Pages: 7
Parts: 26
Difficulty: Medium

Adult Princess Ruto

Princess Ruto appears in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. She is the daughter of King Zora, making her Princess of the Zoras. After Link beats the Water Temple, she awakens as the Sage of Water. Download pack includes instructions and a lined, lineless and partly lined version.

Dimensions:

Height: 23cm
Width: 18cm
Depth: 9cm

Pages: 4
Parts: 67
Difficulty: Medium

Niko (Wind Waker)

Niko is one of Tetra's pirates in The Legend of Zelda: the Wind Waker. He is the lowest-ranking member of the pirates - at least until Link comes along.

Tips: Start with the top of the head and build down. Build the arms from the hands up to the shoulders, and then attach to the body. Do the same with the legs, build feet up and attach them once fully built. You may want to put a little glue on the arms to help hold them in the position you want. You will probably need to put some weights in his feet to help him stand up.

Dimensions:

Height: 20cm
Width: 11cm
Depth: 10cm

Pages: 5
Parts: 59
Difficulty: Medium

King Zora XVI

King Zora appears in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. He is the King of all Zoras, and the father of Princess Ruto. He lives in the throne room of Zora's domain. Download pack includes a lined and lineless version.

Tips: Build from the crown down. Attach the arms by surface contact. The bottom is completely open, so you shouldn't have any problems closing it. When built, put him on a shelf or similar and let his legs dangle down.

Dimensions:

Height: 16cm
Width: 12cm
Depth: 10cm

Pages: 4
Parts: 48
Difficulty: Medium

David Jr. (Wind Waker)

David Jr. appears in The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, and Minish Cap. He helps Tingle and dresses up like him and his bothers, Ankle and Knuckle, but is not actually related to any of them.

Tips: Build from the head down. The arms and legs can be tricky, so when you get to them build from the hands or feet upwards, and complete the whole limb before attaching it to the body and carrying on. You will probably need to use weights to help it stand up, and seal it at his bottom.

Dimensions:

Height: 21cm
Width: 9cm
Depth: 9cm

Pages: 4
Parts: 60
Difficulty: Medium/Hard

Wind Waker Rat

This papercraft is of the rats that appear in the Legend of Zelda: the Wind Waker. These sneaky little critters will attack Link and attempt to steal some of his Rupees, or sell him various items if he scatters All-purpose Bait in front of one of their holes.

Tips: The difficulty of this craft is about medium. The parts on the template are numbered, so follow that if you need help. Sealing off can be very fiddly, so take your time and use a cocktail stick or something small and thin to get into the gaps. Cut out the eyes from their black background and stick them to head. Bend the tooth in the middle, put some glue along the top and press it to the roof of the mouth. This should be enough to hold it in place.

Dimensions:

Height: 15cm
Width: 12cm
Depth: 20cm
Pages: 3

Pokémon Papercraft - Tropius

It's Tropius, the non-evolving Grass/Flying Pokémon! They grow bananas on their necks and can use their big leaves as wings for flying. It's Third Generation with the Pokédex number #357.

Dimensions:

Height: 22cm
Width: 16cm
Depth: 25cm
Pages: 5

Ball Bowser

A really simple, easy to build papercraft. It is Bowser, imagined as if its body was just a sphere. This is a similar concept to 'Cubee-Craft', a popular way of turning characters into very simple templates using a cube as a base. Bowser has appeared in most Mario games, usually as the main villain to beat. He has an affinity for kidnapping Princess Peach, but is always thwarted in the end.

Dimensions:

Height: 9cm
Width: 10cm
Depth: 11cm
Pages: 3

Link To The Past Agahnim Diorama

Agahnim is one of the main villains in the Zelda game The Legend of Zelda: a Link to the Past. This craft is a diorama of the scene where Link returns to Hyrule Castle to save Princess Zelda, but he is too late and Agahnim sends her to the dark world. Shortly after, he gets beaten up by Link for the first time.

Dimensions:

Height: 7cm
Width: 18cm
Depth: 15cm
Pages: 6