Low Poly Shark Model, Create Your Own 3D Papercraft Shark, Origami Shark, Great White Shark, Shark Lover, Shark Week, Cool Dorm Decor
Digital file type(s): 2 ZIP, 2 other files
Paper shark models are pretty rare, especially those you can hang on the wall.
Are you a Shark Lover? Have you ever imagined how cool it would be to have a Shark Sculpture for your home or office? It's even cooler if part of it is still immersed in the wall like this one!
The good news is you can make it yourself!
This pdf template turns into a lively 1-meter long Shark.
The process of assembly is easy to understand, but for this model, it is better if you have already made a paper sculpture before (because the 3D teeth are tricky).
In any case, I will take you through the entire process with step by step instructions. Soon you will be proudly displaying your very own Shark!
➽ 𝗪𝗛𝗔𝗧 𝗬𝗢𝗨𝗥 𝗣𝗨𝗥𝗖𝗛𝗔𝗦𝗘 𝗜𝗡𝗖𝗟𝗨𝗗𝗘𝗦
A zip file containing:
~ 15-Page Digital Template consisting of 11 pages for "upper" body (color 1), 4 pages for teeth and "lower" body (colour 2)
~ Full instructions
~ Tips and Tricks
➽ 𝗪𝗔𝗜𝗧, 𝗧𝗛𝗘𝗥𝗘 𝗜𝗦 𝗠𝗢𝗥𝗘!
A mini-cactus to train yourself or initiate your little one into papercraft while you are putting the shark together.
You will have access to a small private Facebook group dedicated to Oxygami's customers (There are clickable links embedded in the files).
You can join when you need:
- to get inspiration from other members' colour schemes
- to sparkle the motivation to start
- to have your questions answered. I am quite responsive there.
Intermediate to Experienced (because of the tricky 3D teeth)
➽ 𝗔𝗚𝗘 𝗚𝗥𝗢𝗨𝗣
Recommended for teens to adults
➽ 𝗧𝗜𝗠𝗘 𝗧𝗢 𝗖𝗥𝗘𝗔𝗧𝗘
8 to 11 hours on average
➽ 𝗗𝗜𝗠𝗘𝗡𝗦𝗜𝗢𝗡𝗦 𝗢𝗙 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗙𝗜𝗡𝗜𝗦𝗛𝗘𝗗 𝗦𝗖𝗨𝗟𝗣𝗧𝗨𝗥𝗘
(𝘄𝗵𝗲𝗻 𝗽𝗿𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗼𝗻 𝗔𝟰/𝗟𝗲𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝘀𝗶𝘇𝗲𝗱 𝘀𝗵𝗲𝗲𝘁𝘀)
~ Finished Height: 46 cm / 13 inches
~ Finished Width: 100 cm / 39.4 inches
~ Finished Depth: 23 cm / 9 inches
➽ 𝗦𝗨𝗣𝗣𝗟𝗜𝗘𝗦 𝗬𝗢𝗨 𝗪𝗜𝗟𝗟 𝗡𝗘𝗘𝗗
~ Printer **
~ 15 A4/US Letter sheets of thick paper/card (180-210 gsm/65-105 lb) **
~ Cutting Tool
~ Scoring Tool
~ White Glue
~ 2 Pins
** or go to your local printing place, they are likely to have a wide range of paper colours in various weights. They will print it out for you for next to nothing.
➽ 𝗪𝗔𝗡𝗧 𝗔 𝗕𝗜𝗚𝗚𝗘𝗥 𝗦𝗛𝗔𝗥𝗞?
Use A3 sheets print it 141% (not 200%!).
Printing at 141% gives a 1.41-metre long shark. But careful, you willl need bigger hands!
➽ 𝗢𝗣𝗧𝗜𝗠𝗜𝗦𝗘𝗗 𝗙𝗢𝗥 𝗕𝗢𝗧𝗛 𝗔𝟰 & 𝗟𝗘𝗧𝗧𝗘𝗥
Just print at 100% and you are good to go
You can also print on A3 and scale it up to 141%, but this will be more difficult to make!
➽ 𝗣𝗔𝗣𝗘𝗥 𝗜 𝗥𝗘𝗖𝗢𝗠𝗠𝗘𝗡𝗗
A4 / Letter size in 160-210 gsm / 65 lbs cover
You can use either white cardstock and spray paint it, or coloured/patterned cardstock. I recommend against metallic paper, which takes longer to dry.
For all my prototypes, I personally use Iris Vivaldi® by Canson® in 185 gsm, which comes in 50-sheet reams. They have 30 colours to choose from.
Brands like Recollections®, Astrobrights®, Clairefontaine®, to name a few, are also good options.
You can also go creative with patterned paper provided that it is thick enough.
For a cheaper alternative, go for Bristol paper, but it usually comes in white. You may then need to use spray paint it (in bronze, gold, silver, etc.), which is good for concealing potential glue smears.
➽ 𝗚𝗟𝗨𝗘 𝗜 𝗥𝗘𝗖𝗢𝗠𝗠𝗘𝗡𝗗
Any wood glue or any craft glue will do.
Fast drying one is a plus, but it is optional.
I personally pour some wood glue into a metallic lid. Then I apply a few drops onto the tabs with a toothpick before I spread them out in a thin layer. You need very few glue!
➽ 𝗔𝗕𝗢𝗨𝗧 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗔𝗨𝗧𝗛𝗢𝗥
My name is Stephane and I am a night owl who crafts paper to fight insomnia and reduce internal noise. I am based in Paris, France, but my sleep is so erratic that I am actually living in different time zones (which comes in handy to answer customers' questions from all over the world). I am both ENFP and INFP personality types, depending on the moon. I also don't eat meat nor fish by choice and I am an intermittent faster. But other than that, I feel normal.
OXYGAMI is my full-time job. I chose this name because OXYGAMI = Oxygene + Origami.
I design DIY paper sculptures for creative people who need a way to stop internal noise, at least temporarily. Building a paper sculpture switches off our brains as it requires focus. It also brings fun during the assembly and pride when the sculpture is finished. In a word: oxygene!
I try hard to design gorgeous, refined models to decorate your walls. And I try as hard to make the assembly as intuitive as possible, so that you can successfully make your own even if you never did anything with your hands.
These sculptures require time but they are so rewarding in the end! They attract compliments like magnets.
➽ 𝗛𝗔𝗩𝗘 𝗤𝗨𝗘𝗦𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡𝗦 𝗢𝗥 𝗡𝗘𝗘𝗗 𝗛𝗘𝗟𝗣?
Feel free to get in touch whenever you need support, right here:
- - - Private Facebook group (through clickable links in the instructions)
- - - Etsy convo (click the "Ask a question" button on top of this page)
- - - Email: stephane[at]oxygami.com
➽ 𝗖𝗢𝗣𝗬𝗥𝗜𝗚𝗛𝗧 - 𝗗𝗢'𝘀 & 𝗗𝗢𝗡'𝗧𝘀
You 𝙢𝙖𝙮 gift the finished sculptures made from my templates.
You 𝙢𝙖𝙮 sell the finished sculptures made from my templates at craft fairs or through social media.
(But in case you use pictures, use YOUR OWN and do 𝙉𝙊𝙏 put your logo without mine in your pictures featuring my work)
If you are unsure, don't hesitate to ask me.
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In no time at all, you will soon be crafting your very own Shark to adorn a wall above the couch, the bed or the desk.
What a great project for next weekend! Purchase your 3D Shark DIY Sculpture today and watch your Shark turn into a volume!
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1,025 reviews5 out of 5 stars
I have built a few papercraft sculptures before and was looking for something cool to hang in my classroom. I happened to come upon the shark and was very interested in it due to the looks and size. I hunted around a bit looking for something like it but there isn't. So I bit the bullet and ordered it - and the dragon, and the love hands. Took me about a week but the pieces and instructions were intuitive. When I finally got it done, I was pretty impressed! The teeth are not exactly for the faint of heart or impatient. I originally did this in a light gray upper and white lower. I decided it wasn't enough contrast so I masked the lower with blue masking tape and spray painted the upper a primer gray - TOTALLY AWESOME now! Just make sure you do it in light coats. It's going up in the classroom tomorrow! Awesome project!!
This is going to be my first origami and I am so excited. Stephane is amazing. He has been very helpful. Not only with paper recommendations, but also how to do it with the Cricut Maker. This is going to be my ticket to become the BEST AUNT EVER! Este será mi primer origami y estoy muy emocionada. Stephane es increíble. Ha sido de mucha ayuda. No solo con recomendaciones sobre el papel, sino también cómo hacerlo con Cricut Maker. ¡Este va a ser mi boleto para convertirme en la MEJOR TIA DE TODOS LOS TIEMPOS!
Completely recommend! The instructions are very clear and the support from Stephane is awesome (if you even need it). I estimate it took me around 20 hours to complete the shark, it was my first project of this kind. You will need some patience but totally worth it. Buy it now!
This was my first papercraft. It was a little frightening, but I followed the clear and well-written instructions, and it turned out great!
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