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Danbo Papercraft A by yuiiwae Danbo Papercraft A by yuiiwae
(Part A of Danbo Papercraft)
For Part B click here: yuiiwae.deviantart.com/art/Dan…

I've been obsessed with Danbo lately.. They're so cute :3
I found a Danbo papercraft pattern, and it's very nice, because your Danbo has mobility!

I've made an Amazon version out of the pattern, by editing another Danbo Pattern in to it.

Credits goes to the maker of the original pattern and the maker of another Amazon Danbo pattern (taitan-no.net).

Original pattern: win1999.web.fc2.com/Oshiire/EX…

Pattern (part B only) with line for box flaps (thanks to abumaia.deviantart.com/): www.flickr.com/photos/43227559…

Instructions pattern: win1999.web.fc2.com/Oshiire/EX… (It's in Japanese though.. I couldn't read Japanese, so I had some problem with a step. I think the pictures are easy to follow, except step 5.)

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I've added descriptions of the instructions.

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Please read the instructions and the comments carefully before asking for help!!
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Look at the instruction page while following the steps here below:

First of all, you've to print the papercraft template out. You can either print it out on a card or on an A4 paper and then glue the paper with the template on a cardboard. You can also directly print it out on an A4 paper and make the Danbo, but then your Danbo would be very fragile.

Also I would recommend using superglue, I've no idea what kind of brand I've used. Random kind of brand is good, as long as it keeps everything on its place ;)

Step 1: Cut out 16 and glue along the lid and glue it together. That's the base of the arm.

Step 2: Cut out 3 and fold along the lines. And glue the sides to the side on the base of the arm you've made in step 1. Repeat this for the other arm.

Step 3: Cut out 06 and fold the "teeths" and the white flap. Glue the white flap to the other end of the same paper. So you will have a sort of ring (?). Put glue on the "teeths" and glue 07 on it. Do the same for the other side of the same ring (?). You should have 2 little cylinders. Then cut out 9 and glue it together. Now put the cylinder you've made before in 9, it should fit nicely. (Don't glue it though!) Roll the longer part of 9 which you haven't glued yet, around the cylinder and glue it on the end of it. Make sure you don't glue the cylinder. The cylinder should be able to move if you roll it. This is the joint for the arm.

Step 4: Assemble the base of the arm and the joint of the arm together, by glueing the 2 sides of the cylinder on 3.

Step 5: Cut out the circle (on 08) and cut out 10. On the circle 10 you see a cross, follow the cross with a cutter, so you will get 4 flaps. Fold the flaps upwards, so the white paper is visible. Put 10 under the hole you've cut out in 08 without using glue (just make sure the fold are visible). Put glue on the white flaps (make sure the glue doesn't come on else where) and then glue 11 on it. www.deviantart.com/users/outgo… << this image might help if you don't get what I mean. Do the same thing with the two other holes on the body. This time wtih 18 and 19. Then glue the body together.

Step 6: Glue the arms on the sides of the body. The arms should be able to turn and go upwards and downwards now.

Step 7: Make 2 cylinders again, but this time with 14 & 15. Also cut out 13. Do the same as in step 3. But this time, you've to place 2 cylinders.

Step 8: Cut out 12 and fold both. Glue each on the sides of the cylinders from step 7.

Step 9: Glue what you've made in step 8 on the top of the body. This is joint for the head.

Step 10: Cut 04 & 01 out. Cut out the eyes in 01 and glue 04 behind it. (Can skip this if you want to, it just gives depth to the eyes, I would not recommend this if you're making it on paper.) Then glue the head together.

Step 11: Glue the head on the top of the joint of the head. (What you've made in step 9) You're head should be able to turn and go upwards and downwards now.

Step 12: Cut out 02 and glue it together, but leave the long part as shown on the picture.

Step 13: Cut out 17 & 5 and make the cylinder. Put the cylinder on what you've made in step 12 and glue the long part. Make sure the cylinder can roll if you turn it. Now you've the feet.

Step 14: At last glue the two sides of the cylinder of feet and attach it in the body.

Now you have a Danbo <3

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I've found a video tutorial, it might help you figure out the steps :) Credits goes to the maker of the video.
Click here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6pq34…
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:iconchesireowo:
ChesireOwO Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Student Artist
How cute *^*!
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yuiiwae Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014
Thank you~ n_n
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Blue2014 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014
hey, i love this so much that i want to try to do it. but i wondering what type of paper are u recommend?cuz i want to make a big one about 15 inches high. so any recommendation?? thank you so much.
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:iconyuiiwae:
yuiiwae Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014
Hi, uhm I'm not sure, I have never tried to make a big one.
Maybe try heavyweight cardstock or cardboard?
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Blue2014 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
Okay. I will think about it. Thank you
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KemPayne Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Downloaded . Make it soon . Thanks :D
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:iconyuiiwae:
yuiiwae Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
No problem, good luck! :D
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kuroso Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hi, do we have to download both A and B?
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:iconyuiiwae:
yuiiwae Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013
Hi ^_^
Yes you need both part A and B in order to make a complete Danbo.
They are only split into 2 parts, because they can't be fit in one page or else it will be too small.
Hope that I've answered your question, good luck!
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kuroso Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
icic...hope to try it out soon :)
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CookieDove Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013

OMG thank you soo much for this amazing tutorial!! It took me the better part of a day to complete but now I own a totally adorable free Danbo! <3 <3 Might I just add one suggestion for future Danbo makers, maybe you could put some weights in the bottom of the Danbo's legs as at the moment it's hollow and therefore quite light and top-heavy, meaning it has a bit of trouble staying in a few positions. It only occurred to me AFTER I stuck the legs on but it's worth a go!

Thank you and may Danbo love live on!

(Ps I made a DeviantArt account just to comment on this :P but I'm sure it will come in very handy!)

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yuiiwae Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013
Hihi you're welcome~
Welcome to the Danbo club, haha.
Oh that's a very good suggestion, indeed! n_n

Aww, thank you for the comment, I really appreciate it :3
I'm sure you'll be able to discover wonderful things on DeviantArt, enjoy!
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AL-LikesFood Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I just translated the Instructions pattern :) well the internet did any way xD hehe I can't read Jap. anyway
(Link) thought it might be helpful :D
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:iconyuiiwae:
yuiiwae Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
Haha that was a smart thing to do.
It's kinda a direct translate though, so it's not completely in correct English, unfortunately :(
But at least it is more helpful than the original Japanese translations.. :P
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AL-LikesFood Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ya, it was a direct translate. xD
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miZL Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
omg i've been looking all over for these. i was planning to buy the thing.. 

thank you thank you thank you so much! now i can save my money for these.

:D
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:iconyuiiwae:
yuiiwae Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
Hehe no problem ^___^
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raymondlum Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
hi there, i love ur templates ! they are amazing !
btw, i've seen a danbo template which the person change the danbo into a cute doggy. can u share the template as well if u know?? Thanks =) have a great weekend and Happy Easter in advance !
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:iconyuiiwae:
yuiiwae Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
I'm not sure, I haven't seen that one before :o Sorry!
Thank you~ Happy Easter (in advance) to you too n__n
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IRXDESIGN Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks,, i want to download
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:iconyuiiwae:
yuiiwae Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
You're welcome :3 go ahead and print it hihi!
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IRXDESIGN Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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Ask-Stormfeather Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
Which link do I go to? To like print it out? Me and my bff are obssesed with Danbo! Our teacher showed us a picture and my friend said he wanted one and so do I so I want to surprise him on monday. :3 except mah other bff'z gonna be liek OMG WHY U NO GET ME ONE? LOL But this is awesome!!!!
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:iconyuiiwae:
yuiiwae Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
Click here: [link]
and here: [link]

Then right click on the image > save image as
and then go to the file, right click again > select print

I hope this was helpful to you. Good luck :D
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Serket-XXI Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you are featured in Indonesia Magazine "Majalah Mentari Edisi 1016"

just you wait in my Tumblr~
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yuiiwae Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Really? That's awesome~
Thanks for telling me :3
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Serket-XXI Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ok~ here's a my facebook if you want to see: [link]
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:iconyuiiwae:
yuiiwae Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
I can't view it, sorry :( I don't have facebook haha, so I can't access the page XD
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Serket-XXI Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ok, here's a my Tumblr: [link]
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:iconyuiiwae:
yuiiwae Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
Wow it's really true omg xD
This is pretty awesome hehe, thanks for showing me~ n_n
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Squitopus Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot :D It's the cutest Danbo ever ^^
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:iconyuiiwae:
yuiiwae Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
You're welcome :D hihi~
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vik3n Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
Thank you!!! have to try this now!! :D
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:iconyuiiwae:
yuiiwae Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
No problem. Have fun and good luck hehe :D
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Deekkru Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Ah, the perfect project for a nice night in <33

Thank you for the pattern!
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:iconyuiiwae:
yuiiwae Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
You're welcome! Good luck~ :3
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Syofian Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
thank you, i will try this at home
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:iconyuiiwae:
yuiiwae Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
You're welcome and good luck! :)
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VickySelenatica Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
Beautiful!
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:iconyuiiwae:
yuiiwae Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
Thank you :D
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StillDoll13 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I'm going to do this! :D
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:iconyuiiwae:
yuiiwae Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
Good luck! :D
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BonCats Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
Thankyou!! :D
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:iconyuiiwae:
yuiiwae Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
You're welcome~ :3
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tehKOTAK Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
:love: :love: :love:
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thanhtuan1509 Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
First at all, Thank you for your share.
But, I want to ask everybody one question.
Do you know any material harder paper?
Do you know any material like plastic and we can fold as paper?
I think that material enduring than paper with water or anything else.
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:iconyuiiwae:
yuiiwae Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
I've no idea, sorry. Maybe you could print it on cardboard and buy those contactpaper to stick on the cardboard, so it is sort of waterproof?
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Sarah-BK Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
They're so expensive to get (the plastic ones), so I'm kinda excited to try building my own using this tutorial and template! :D Will definitely link back to you when I do :)
From the results of others, seems like you've done a great job! :D
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:iconyuiiwae:
yuiiwae Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
Yeah, I really wanted one but they are just too expensive, that's why I tried to find an alternative.
Good luck! :D
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Sarah-BK Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
[link]

I made him! :D (Couldn't resist..)
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