Join me in making a 5 foot paper Santa using A3 cardstock of 130 lb!!
To start you will need a printer that can print big paper like canon pro 200 or you can also use a laser cutting machine like Glowforge. Perhaps a CNC machine or also the new large format die cutting machine like Cricut would work.
You can also just buy the kit from either us or your favourite 3D papercraft designer.
If you want to make sure your Santa can stand for a while, I recommend at least 130 pound paper card stock. You will also need some very strong double side tape, the industrial kind, and I like to reinforce the inside seams with packing tape. If you can and have the inclination you could also use resin epoxy once you are done. This would basically turn your cardstock Santa into a plasticized version if you will.
I have also posted some more pictures and videos on my Instagram and TikTok channel @sofsdesigns
Have fun, take your time and watch your Santa come to life!
In the video above you can see the start of the process and my studio helper Mr .Toby the big Cat.
I use this double side tape which is awesome and you can tear it so no need to cut every little piece. For big project like this one however, ! also use packing tape on the inside seams as seen above.
Here he is finished!! He's 4 feet tall and sooo cute! Even my 'other' Studio helper Salie, the chocolat lab, loved him right away.
I'm thinking he would be cute upside down trying to go through the chimney or propped up on a chair adding ornaments to your tree. Any which way, he will delight the whole family.
Thanks so much and please don't hesitate to ask questions if you get stuck.
Have fun, Cheers,
Maker, owner, diy enthusiast, designer, artisan... Sofs is actively engaged in the pursuit of making it happen.