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Earth Science 3D Paper Models and Toys

California Geological Survey (CGS) staff have scoured the Internet and compiled this linked list of free-to-download, 3D paper models and paper toys that are related to the Earth Sciences. We have listed over 250 paper models that can be cutout and assembled. Some might be suitable for class projects while others are just plain fun to assemble. The difficulty of assembly for each model is highly varied. The text and directions on some cutout sheets for some models are in Japanese, but this seemed to pose little problem in the actual assembly process for those of us who do not understand the language. All models exhibit better structure and stability when the cutout sheets are printed on heavier paper such as card stock type paper.  We have grouped the paper models into several categories for convenience of searching the list as presented below. We think you will find assembling these models fun and rewarding. Happy cutting and gluing.                                                             Staff CGS 

Volcanoes, Landforms, Plate Tectonics, Earthquakes,
Faults, Structural Geology, Ground Water, Mineralogy,
Geophysics, Fossils, Dinosaurs, The Planet Earth,
 The Other Planets, etc., Other Neat Stuff

Volcanoes

Composite Cone Volcano – The 3D block model is quartered in crossection to view the interior of a generalized composite cone (Stratovolcano). Cutout and assemble. One page, PDF, 552 KB. – Geoblox.
http://www.geoblox.com/freemodels.htm

Stratovolcano – Several versions of a block model of a volcano are available at this site. Also a short animated (cartoon) movie of an erupting volcano can be viewed. Cutout and assemble the PDF version. Model is one page, PDF, 427 KB. – USGS/AGSO.
http://jclahr.com/alaska/aeic/taurho/volcano/volcano.html

Shield Volcano – Simple model of a shield volcano. Cutout, fold, and glue. One page, HTML document. – USGS.
http://wrgis.wr.usgs.gov/docs/parks/sea/4reefs3.html

Volcano Paper Model – A half section model of a generalized volcano. Color, cutout, and assemble. One page, HTML document. – USGS.
http://volcano.und.nodak.edu/vwdocs/volc_models/paper.html

Volcano Pattern 1 – Block model of a volcano including a short study lesson and a glossary. Color, cutout, and assemble. Three pages, PDF, 246 KB. – Mineral Information Institute.
http://www.mii.org/pdfs/volcano.pdf

Volcano Pattern 2 – Block model of volcano. Cutout and assemble. One page, HTML document. – Los Angeles County/USGS.
 http://teams.lacoe.edu/documentation/classrooms/gary/earth/activities/volcano/pattern.html

Landforms

Landslide – Moving model of the slump block of a landslide. Cutout and assemble. One page, PDF, 472 KB. – USGS/AGSO.
http://jclahr.com/alaska/aeic/taurho/slump.pdf

Glacier – Paper model shows a cirque and glacial valley. Color, cutout, and fold. One page, HTML document. – USGS.http://www.usgs.gov/education/learnweb/ice.html

Karst – A type of landform with caves, sinkholes, and underground drainages that were formed by dissolving limestone is called karst topography. Teacher’s guide included. Cutout and assemble. Three pages of model parts, PDF, 124 KB. – USGS.
http://www2.nature.nps.gov/geology/usgsnps/cave/karst.pdf
http://www2.nature.nps.gov/geology/usgsnps/cave/karst.html

Jetty Model – Model shows how man-made jetties control coastal sediment deposition at the mouth of a stream channel. Cardboard construction from a pattern. Two pages, PDF, 564 KB. – Geoblox.
http://www.geoblox.com/freemodels.htm

Groin – A groin is a low, narrow jetty made perpendicular to the shoreline to trap sand in order to build up a beach. Color, cutout, and fold. One page, PDF, 216 KB. – Geoblox.
http://www.geoblox.com/groin.pdf

Fringing Reef - Simple pattern includes an “Educator’s Guide.” One page, HTML document. – USGS.
http://wrgis.wr.usgs.gov/docs/parks/sea/4reefs4.html 

Barrier Reef - Simple pattern includes an “Educator’s Guide.” One page, HTML document. – USGS.
http://wrgis.wr.usgs.gov/docs/parks/sea/4reefs5.html

Atoll – Simple pattern includes an “Educator’s Guide.” One page, HTML document. – USGS. http://wrgis.wr.usgs.gov/docs/parks/sea/4reefs6.html

 

Plate Tectonics

Plate Tectonic Globe – Globe shows simple Earth tectonic plate boundaries. Cutout and glue to a tennis ball. One page, PDF, 452 KB. – USGS/AGSO.
http://jclahr.com/alaska/aeic/taurho/globe.pdf

Ocean Crust Model – Simple model of "Oceanic Crust".  Cutout, color, fold, and past-up. One page, PDF, 479 KB. – Geoblox.
http://www.geoblox.com/freemodels.htm

Sea-Floor Spreading and Subduction Model – Several text and model pages. Cutout model parts, color, and attach to a shoebox. HTML document. – USGS.
http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/1999/ofr-99-0132/

 

Earthquakes

Earthquake Model – Paper 3D block model showing an earthquake epicenter and fault plane in relation to the earth’s surface. Color, cutout, and assemble. One page, PDF, 434 KB. – Geoblox.
http://www.geoblox.com/freemodels.htm

Earthquake Effects – Two piece block model that moves to show offset along a fault from an earthquake. Plus other earthquake educational material. Chose the PDF format. Color, cutout, fold, and glue. One page, PDF, 9KB. – USGS.
http://jclahr.com/alaska/aeic/taurho/eqeffects/introduction.html

Fault Rupture Model of the Loma Prieta Earthquake – Paper model depicting the fault motion on the San Andreas fault from the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake south of San Francisco, California. Cutout and fold. Three pages, HTML document. - USGS.
http://www.msnucleus.org/membership/html/k-6/pt/earthquakes/6/pte6_3a.html

Plate Tectonic Globe – Globe shows simple Earth tectonic plate boundaries. Cutout and glue to a tennis ball. One page, PDF, 452 KB. – USGS/AGSO.
http://jclahr.com/alaska/aeic/taurho/globe.pdf

 

Faults

Normal Fault  Model – Model is designed for undergraduate geology students to help visualize relative fault motion. Cutout, fold, and paste. One page, HTML document. – Department of Geology, University College Dublin.
http://www.fault-analysis-group.ucd.ie/papermodels/models/normal_fault.html

Reverse Fault  Model – Model is designed for undergraduate geology students to help visualize relative fault motion. Cutout, fold, and paste. One page, HTML document. – Department of Geology, University College Dublin.
http://www.fault-analysis-group.ucd.ie/papermodels/models/reverse_fault.html

Strike-slip Fault  Model – Model is designed for undergraduate geology students to help visualize relative fault motion. Cutout, fold, and paste. One page, HTML document. – Department of Geology, University College Dublin.
 http://www.fault-analysis-group.ucd.ie/papermodels/models/strike_slip_fault.html

Oblique Normal Fault  Model – Model is designed for undergraduate geology students to help visualize relative fault motion. Cutout, fold, and paste. One page, HTML document. – Department of Geology, University College Dublin.
 http://www.fault-analysis-group.ucd.ie/papermodels/models/oblique_normal_fault.html

Oblique Reverse Fault  Model – Model is designed for undergraduate geology students to help visualize relative fault motion. Cutout, fold, and paste. One page, HTML document. – Department of Geology, University College Dublin.
 http://www.fault-analysis-group.ucd.ie/papermodels/models/oblique_reverse_fault.html

Faults Displacing Inclined Beds – There are four models designed for undergraduate geology students to help visualize the geometrical consequences of a fault displacing inclined beds. Cutout, fold, and paste. One page, HTML document. – Department of Geology, University College Dublin.
 http://www.fault-analysis-group.ucd.ie/papermodels/models/Inclined_beds.html

Cross-cutting Normal Faults – These two models are designed for undergraduate geology students to illustrate the geometrical consequences of cross-cutting normal faults. Cutout, fold, and paste. One page, HTML document.  – Department of Geology, University College Dublin.
 http://www.fault-analysis-group.ucd.ie/papermodels/models/two_faults.html

Normal Fault, Reverse Fault, Right-lateral Strike-slip Fault, Left-lateral Strike-slip Fault, Oblique-slip Fault, Horst Model, Graben Model – “How to Construct Seven Paper Models That Describe Faulting of the Earth,” U.S. Geological Survey OFR 90-257-A. Cutout, fold, and paste. Three linked Web pages, HTML document. – USGS.
http://www2.nature.nps.gov/geology/usgsnps/deform/7faults.html

Fault Rupture Model of the Loma Prieta Earthquake – Paper model depicting the fault motion on the San Andreas fault from the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake south of San Francisco, California. Cutout and fold. Three pages, HTML document. - USGS.
http://www.msnucleus.org/membership/html/k-6/pt/earthquakes/6/pte6_3a.html

Transform Fault – Simple cutout and fold model of a transform fault at a spreading-ridge. Two pages, PDF, 1,559 KB. – Malaspina University-College.
http://www.nagt.org/files/nagt/jge/abstracts/Earle_v52n4.pdf
HTML version in color:
http://web.mala.bc.ca/earle/transform-model/

Earthquake Effects Along a Fault – Two piece block model that moves to show offset along a fault from an earthquake. Plus other earthquake educational material. Color, cutout, fold, and glue. One page, PDF, 9KB. – USGS.
http://jclahr.com/alaska/aeic/taurho/eqeffects/introduction.html

 

Structural Geology

Syncline and Anticline Model – Model is designed for undergraduate geology students to help visualize structural geology mapping solutions. Cutout, fold, and paste. One page, HTML document. – Department of Geology, University College Dublin.
 http://www.fault-analysis-group.ucd.ie/papermodels/models/syncline_anticline.html

Plunging Syncline and Anticline Model – Model is designed for undergraduate geology students to help visualize structural geology mapping solutions. Cutout, fold, and paste. One page, HTML document. – Department of Geology, University College Dublin.
 http://www.fault-analysis-group.ucd.ie/papermodels/models/plunging_syncline_anticline.html

Plunging Syncline Model – Model is designed for undergraduate geology students to help visualize structural geology mapping solutions. Cutout, fold, and paste. One page, HTML document. – Department of Geology, University College Dublin.
 http://www.fault-analysis-group.ucd.ie/papermodels/models/plunging_syncline.html

Plunging Anticline Model – Model is designed for undergraduate geology students to help visualize structural geology mapping solutions. Cutout, fold, and paste. One page, HTML document. – Department of Geology, University College Dublin.
 http://www.fault-analysis-group.ucd.ie/papermodels/models/plunging_anticline.html

Fault Propagation and Fault–bend Fold –Two models are designed for undergraduate geology students to illustrate typical structures developed in fold and thrust belts. Cutout, fold, and paste. One page, HTML document. – Department of Geology, University College Dublin.
 http://www.fault-analysis-group.ucd.ie/papermodels/models/fpf_fbf.html

Strike and Dip Model – Model is designed for undergraduate geology students to help visualize structural geology mapping solutions. Cutout, fold, and paste. One page, HTML document. – Department of Geology, University College Dublin.
http://www.fault-analysis-group.ucd.ie/papermodels/models/strike_dip.html

True and Apparent Dip Model – Model is designed for undergraduate geology students to help visualize structural geology mapping solutions. Cutout, fold, and paste. One page, HTML document. – Department of Geology, University College Dublin.
http://www.fault-analysis-group.ucd.ie/papermodels/models/true_apparent_dip.html

Apparent Dip Model – Model is designed for undergraduate geology students to help visualize structural geology mapping solutions. Cutout, fold, and paste. One page, HTML document. – Department of Geology, University College Dublin.
http://www.fault-analysis-group.ucd.ie/papermodels/models/apparent_dip.html

3-Point Problem – Model is designed for undergraduate geology students to help visualize structural geology mapping solutions. Cutout, fold, and paste. One page, HTML document. – Department of Geology, University College Dublin.
http://www.fault-analysis-group.ucd.ie/papermodels/models/3point_problem.html

V-Rule Model – Model is designed for undergraduate geology students to help visualize structural geology mapping solutions. Cutout, fold, and paste. One page, HTML document. – Department of Geology, University College Dublin.
http://www.fault-analysis-group.ucd.ie/papermodels/models/V_rule.html

Unconformity Model – Model is designed for undergraduate geology students to help visualize structural geology mapping solutions. Cutout, fold, and paste. One page, HTML document. – Department of Geology, University College Dublin.
http://www.fault-analysis-group.ucd.ie/papermodels/models/unconformity.html

 

Groundwater

Oasis – The 3D model demonstrates the relation of a ground water recharge zone to the formation of a desert oasis. Color, cutout, and assemble. One page, PDF, 202 KB. – Geoblox.
http://www.geoblox.com/freemodels.htm

Karst – A type of landform with caves, sinkholes, and underground water drainages that were formed by dissolving limestone is called karst topography. Teacher’s guide included. Cutout and assemble. Three pages of model parts, PDF, 124 KB. – USGS.
http://www2.nature.nps.gov/geology/usgsnps/cave/karst.pdf
http://www2.nature.nps.gov/geology/usgsnps/cave/karst.html

 

Mineralogy

Crystal/Cleavage Models – Includes hexahedron, rhombohedron, octahedron, dodecahedron, prismatic – 60º/120º, and prismatic -  87º/93º block models. Cutout and assemble. Seven pages, PDF, 231 KB. – James Madison University.
http://csmres.jmu.edu/geollab/Fichter/Minerals/cleavage.PDF

 

Geophysics

The Earth’s Magnetosphere – Cutout and fold. One page, HTML Document. – D.P. Stern.
http://www-istp.gsfc.nasa.gov/Education/wfold.html

Interior of the Earth – Quarter sectioned globe showing the Earth’s internal structure. Cutout and assemble. Seven pages, PDF, 225 KB. - Canon.
http://cp.c-ij.com/english/3D-papercraft/science/globe_e.html

Earth’s Sea-Surface Temperature – “Earth Soccer Ball Paper Craft Model” – Sea-surface temperatures are color coded around the Earth. Cutout, fold, and paste. Download the PDF file. One page, PDF, 913 KB. – NASDA/NASA.
http://sharaku.eorc.jaxa.jp/AMSR/giftbox/s_ball/index.htm
http://sharaku.eorc.jaxa.jp/AMSR/giftbox/s_ball/pdf/amsre_sst_e.pdf

Water Phases of the Earth – “Earth Soccer Ball Paper Craft Model” –  Water phases are color coded around the Earth.  Cutout, fold, and paste. Download the PDF file. One page, PDF, 1.3 MB. – NASDA/NASA.
http://sharaku.eorc.jaxa.jp/AMSR/giftbox/s_ball/index.htm
http://sharaku.eorc.jaxa.jp/AMSR/giftbox/s_ball/pdf/amsre_comp_e.pdf

 

Fossils

Trilobite Model – Colored, four-piece trilobite model. Cutout and assemble. One page, PDF, 521 KB. – AGSO/USGS.
http://jclahr.com/alaska/aeic/taurho/trilobit.pdf

“Trilo Byte” – Detailed model of a trilobite. Text in Japanese. Choice of two pygidia (tails). Cutout and assemble. Four pages of instruction, PDF,523 KB. Four files of model parts, PNG (Portable Network Graphics file), total 312 KB. – M. Mihata (KURO).
http://www.c-able.ne.jp/~sve47288/trimake/index.html

Nautiloid Model - Colored, two-piece nautiloid model. Cutout and assemble. One page, PDF, 521 KB. – AGSO/USGS.
http://jclahr.com/alaska/aeic/taurho/nautiloi.pdf

Eurypterid – Detailed colored model of a eurypterid. Text in Japanese. Cutout and assemble. Three pages, PNG, 279 KB. - KURO.
Page one:
http://www.c-able.ne.jp/~sve47288/pwork/seas001-1.png

Page two:
http://www.c-able.ne.jp/~sve47288/pwork/seas001-2.png
Page three:
http://www.c-able.ne.jp/~sve47288/pwork/seas001-3.png
HTML assembly instructions:
http://www.c-able.ne.jp/~sve47288/seasco/index.html

Mammoth –  Colored toy model of a mammoth. Text in Japanese. Cutout and assemble. Two pages, PDF, 30 KB. - Avenue (Mochizuki Printing).
http://www.avenue.co.jp/~pdfland/pdf/english/mammo_e.pdf
HTML assembly instructions:
http://www.avenue.co.jp/~pdfland/11_kumi.html

Coelacanth 1 – Two models of the coelacanth fish (colored and uncolored versions). Text in Japanese. Cutout and assemble. Each model has three pages, PDF, 130 KB. Instructions in six pages, PDF, 256 KB. - Yamaha Motor Co., Papercraft. http://www.yamaha-motor.co.jp/entertainment/papercraft/animal-global/coelacanth/index.html

Coelacanth 2 – Colored model of the coelacanth fish. Text in Japanese. Cutout and assemble. Two pages, PDF,
70 KB.  - Avenue (Mochizuki Printing Co.).
http://www.avenue.co.jp/~pdfland/pdf/english/coelacan.pdf
HTML assembly instructions:
http://www.avenue.co.jp/~pdfland/06_kumi.html

 

Dinosaurs

Allosaurus - Simple toy model. Color, cutout, fold, and paste. One page, HTML document. – Phil Heiple, Download-a-Dinosaur.
http://rain.org/~philfear/allosaurus.html

 

Ankylosaurus - Simple toy model. Color, cutout, fold, and paste. One page, GIF file. – Phil Heiple, Download-a-Dinosaur.
http://rain.org/~philfear/ankylo.gif

Apatosaurus Family - Simple toy model. Color, cutout, fold, and paste. One page, HTML document. – Phil Heiple, Download-a-Dinosaur.
http://rain.org/~philfear/aptosaurus.html

Camarasaurus - Simple toy model. Color, cutout, fold, and paste. One page, HTML document. – Phil Heiple, Download-a-Dinosaur.
http://www.rain.org/~philfear/camara.html 

Corynthosaurus - Simple toy model. Color, cutout, fold, and paste. One page, HTML document. – Phil Heiple, Download-a-Dinosaur.
http://rain.org/~philfear/corynthosaurus.html

Dimetrodon - Simple toy model. Color, cutout, fold, and paste. One page, HTML document. – Phil Heiple, Download-a-Dinosaur.
http://rain.org/~philfear/dimetrodon.html

Dinosaurs of the Cretaceous Period – The model is a diorama with background and four Cretaceous dinosaurs that includes a Triceratops, Iguanodon, Tyrannosaurs, and an Anklylosaurus. Cutout, fold ,and assemble. Eight pages, PDF, 959 KB. HTML document below links to the PDF file. - Canon.
http://cp.c-ij.com/english/3D-papercraft/kids/download/cretaceous_e_ltr.pdf

Dinosaurs of the Jurrassic – The model is a diorama with background and three Jurrassic dinosaurs that includes a Brachiosaurus, Stegosaurus, and an Allosaurus. Cutout, fold ,and assemble. Five pages, PDF, 740 KB. HTML document below links to the PDF file. - Canon.
http://cp.c-ij.com/english/3D-papercraft/kids/download/jura_e_ltr.pdf

Elasmosaurus - Simple toy model. Color, cutout, fold, and paste. One page, HTML document. – Phil Heiple, Download-a-Dinosaur.
http://www.rain.org/~philfear/elasmo.html 

Eudimorphodon – A flying reptile (pterosaur) paper toy glider. Cutout and assemble. Two pages, PDF, 85 KB. – Canon.
http://cp.c-ij.com/english/3D-papercraft/science/download/eudi_e_ltr.pdf

“Fukui Dinosaur” – A very detailed paper model of a famous dinosaur type found in Fukui Prefecture, Japan. Text in Japanese. Cutout and assemble. Two pages of model parts, PDF, 527 KB and two pages of pictured instructions, PDF, 1.2 MB. – Kei Craft.
http://www.fukuioyado.com/paper/fukuiryu.pdf
HTML document below links to the PDF files:
http://www.fukuioyado.com/paper/index.html

“Fukui Raptor” – Gray colored model of a raptor. Text in Japanese. Cutout and assemble. One page, PDF, 88 KB. HTML document below links to the PDF file. - Yutaka Watanabe.
http://www.bebetwo.com/s3d/free/fukuiraptor.pdf
http://www.bebetwo.com/s3d/free/main.html

Iguanodon - Simple toy model. Color, cutout, fold, and paste. One page, HTML document. – Phil Heiple, Download-a-Dinosaur.
http://www.rain.org/~philfear/iguanodon.html

Muttaburrasaurus  - Simple toy model. Color, cutout, fold, and paste. One page, HTML document. – Phil Heiple, Download-a-Dinosaur.
http://www.rain.org/~philfear/mutta.html

"Nessie” – Three piece simple toy model of legendary “Nessie” the Loch Ness Monster. Text is Japanese. Cutout and assemble. One page, PDF, 50KB. – Avenue (Mochizuki Printing).
http://www.avenue.co.jp/~pdfland/10nessie.html

Ornithomimus - Simple toy model. Color, cutout, fold, and paste. One page, HTML document. – Phil Heiple, Download-a-Dinosaur.
http://rain.org/~philfear/ornitho.html

Parasaurolophus 1 Simple colored model. Cutout, fold, and paste. Text in Japanese. One page, PDF, 151 KB. Link to PDF model parts page and instructions is from the HTML document below. – Zardoz.
http://torimusi.web.infoseek.co.jp/papercraft/parasa_childlen/index.html 

Parasaurolophus 2 - Simple toy model. Color, cutout, fold, and paste. One page, HTML document. – Phil Heiple, Download-a-Dinosaur.
http://rain.org/~philfear/para.html 

Polecanthus - Simple toy model. Color, cutout, fold, and paste. One page, HTML document. – Phil Heiple, Download-a-Dinosaur.
http://www.rain.org/~philfear/polecanthus.html

Pterandon 1 - Flying reptile colored model. Text in Japanese. Cutout, past, and assemble. Four pages as four PDF files, 349 KB total. Instructions and links to the PDF files are on the HTML document below. – Dinosaur Papercraft, NIFTY.
http://kids.nifty.com/handmade/paper/dino/03/index.htm

Pteranodon 2 - Simple toy model. Color, cutout, fold, and paste. One page, HTML document. – Phil Heiple, Download-a-Dinosaur.
http://rain.org/~philfear/pter.html

Raptor - Simple toy model. Color, cutout, fold, and paste. One page, GIF file. – Phil Heiple, Download-a-Dinosaur.
http://rain.org/~philfear/raptor.gif

“Saurus” - Gray colored model of a Stegosaurus. Text in Japanese. Cutout and assemble. One page, PDF, 90 KB. HTML document below links to the PDF file. - Yutaka Watanabe.
http://www.bebetwo.com/s3d/free/fukuisaurus.pdf
http://www.bebetwo.com/s3d/free/main.html

Stegosaurus 1 - Simple toy model. Color, cutout, fold, and paste. One page, HTML document. – Phil Heiple, Download-a-Dinosaur.
http://rain.org/~philfear/stego.html

Stegosaurus Skeleton – Detaled colored model of the skeletal structure of a stegosaurus. Cutout, fold, assemble, and paste. Text in Japanese. Four pages in four PDF files for total of 746 KB. Link to PDF model parts pages and instructions is from the HTML document below. – Zardoz.
http://torimusi.web.infoseek.co.jp/papercraft/stegosaurs/index.html

Stegosaurus Stenops - A colored model. Text in Japanese. Cutout, past, and assemble. Three pages as three PDF files, 333 KB total. Instructions and links to the PDF files are on the HTML document below. – Dinosaur Papercraft, NIFTY.
http://kids.nifty.com/handmade/paper/dino/index.htm

Toy Dinosaur 1 – A generic green toy dinosaur model. Text in Japanese. Cutout and assemble. One page, PDF, 442 KB. – Isara.
http://isara.biglobe.ne.jp/pwl/feature02/f02_0303/pdf/dinosaur.pdf

“Ceratops” – Gray colored model of a Triceratops. Text in Japanese. Cutout and assemble. One page, PDF, 84 KB. HTML document below links to the PDF file. - Yutaka Watanabe. http://www.bebetwo.com/s3d/free/Protoceratops.pdf
http://www.bebetwo.com/s3d/free/main.html

Triceratops 1 - Simple toy model. Color, cutout, fold, and paste. One page, HTML document. – Phil Heiple, Download-a-Dinosaur.
http://www.rain.org/~philfear/tricera.html

Triceratops 2 – Simple colored model. Cutout, fold, and paste. Text in Japanese. One page, PDF, 137 KB. Link to PDF model parts page and instructions is from the HTML document below. – Zardoz.
http://torimusi.web.infoseek.co.jp/papercraft/tricera_childlen/index.html

Triceratops Horridus – A colored model. Text in Japanese. Cutout, past, and assemble. Four pages as four PDF files, 351 KB total. Instructions and links to the PDF files are on the HTML document below. – Dinosaur Papercraft, NIFTY.
http://kids.nifty.com/handmade/paper/dino/index.htm

Tyrannosaurus – A colored model. Text in Japanese. Cutout and paste. Model is a one page, PDF, 56 KB. – Keiji Kawaguchi, Venus.
Link to PDF file from HTML document below:
http://www.venus.dti.ne.jp/~kpd/peramodel.html

T-Rex Skeleton – A larger paper model of the skeletal structure of T-Rex posed in a menacing stance. Excellent detail. text is Japanese. Cutout and assemble. Five pages of model parts and seven pages of pictured instructions, PDF,  8,716 KB total. – Paper Museum (Sanwa Supply). 
http://www2.sanwasupply.co.jp/paper/materials/craft/animal/craft_dinosaur.html

T-Rex (?) – A simple three piece paper model. Brown, green, and uncolored versions available. One page, PDF, 323 KB. –  PaperToys.com.
http://papertoys.com/t-rex.htm

Tyrannosaurus Rex 1 - Simple toy model. Color, cutout, fold, and paste. One page, GIF file. Phil Heiple, Download-a-Dinosaur.
http://rain.org/~philfear/trexx.gif

Tyrannosaurus Rex 2 – A colored model. Text in Japanese. Cutout, past, and assemble. Three pages as three PDF files, 333 KB total. Instructions and links to the PDF files are on the HTML document below. – Dinosaur Papercraft, NIFTY.
http://kids.nifty.com/handmade/paper/dino/index.htm 

Tyrannosaurus Rex 3 – A simple three piece toy model. Color, cutout and assemble. One page HTML document. – Enchanted Learning.
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/Trextemplate.shtml

 

The Planet Earth

Globe (Interior of the Earth) – Quarter sectioned globe showing the Earth’s internal structure. Download the PDF file. Cutout and assemble. Seven pages, PDF, 225 KB. - Canon.
http://cp.c-ij.com/english/3D-papercraft/science/globe_e.html
http://cp.c-ij.com/english/3D-papercraft/science/download/globe_e_ltr.pdf 

Earth Soccer Ball Paper Craft Model Showing Earth’s Sea-Surface Temperature –  Sea-surface temperatures are color coded around the Earth. Cutout, fold, and paste. Download the PDF file. One page, PDF, 913 KB. – NASDA/NASA.
http://sharaku.eorc.nasda.go.jp/AMSR/giftbox/s_ball/index.htm
http://sharaku.eorc.nasda.go.jp/AMSR/giftbox/s_ball/pdf/amsre_sst_e.pdf

Earth Soccer Ball Paper Craft Model Showing Water Phases of the Earth –  Water phases are color coded around the Earth.  Cutout, fold, and paste. Download the PDF file. One page, PDF, 1.3 MB. – NASDA/NASA.
http://sharaku.eorc.nasda.go.jp/AMSR/giftbox/s_ball/index.htm
http://sharaku.eorc.nasda.go.jp/AMSR/giftbox/s_ball/pdf/amsre_comp_e.pdf

Tetrahedral “Globes” – World map models on a regular pyramid (tetrahedron). The projections are Gnomic with one Conformal projection. There are four high-resolution versions as PDF files and eight low-resolution versions in PNG (Portable Network Graphics file) format for free download. Cutout, fold, and paste. – Carlos A. Furuti, Progonos Consulting.
Go here to download paper tetrahedron models:
http://www.progonos.com/furuti/MapProj/Normal/ProjPoly/Foldout/Tetrahedron/tetrahedron.html
Assembly tips:
http://www.progonos.com/furuti/MapProj/Normal/ProjPoly/Foldout/foldout.html
Polyhedral maps introduction:
http://www.progonos.com/furuti/MapProj/Normal/ProjPoly/projPoly.html

Cubic “Globes” – World map models on a regular cube (hexahedron). The projections are Gnomic. There are four high-resolution versions as PDF files and seven low-resolution versions in PNG (Portable Network Graphics file) format for free download. Cutout, fold, and paste. – Carlos A. Furuti, Progonos Consulting.
Go here to download paper hexahedron models:
http://www.progonos.com/furuti/MapProj/Normal/ProjPoly/Foldout/Cube/cube.html
Assembly tips:
http://www.progonos.com/furuti/MapProj/Normal/ProjPoly/Foldout/foldout.html
Polyhedral maps introduction:
http://www.progonos.com/furuti/MapProj/Normal/ProjPoly/projPoly.html

Octahedral “Globes” – World map models on a regular octahedron. The projections are Gnomic. There are five high-resolution versions as PDF files and five low-resolution versions in PNG (Portable Network Graphics file) format for free download. Cutout, fold, and paste. – Carlos A. Furuti, Progonos Consulting.
Go here to download paper octahedron models:
http://www.progonos.com/furuti/MapProj/Normal/ProjPoly/Foldout/Octahedron/octahedron.html
Assembly tips:
http://www.progonos.com/furuti/MapProj/Normal/ProjPoly/Foldout/foldout.html
Polyhedral maps introduction:
http://www.progonos.com/furuti/MapProj/Normal/ProjPoly/projPoly.html

Dodecahedral “Globes” – World map models on a regular dodecahedron. The projections are Gnomic. There are eight high-resolution versions as PDF files and nine low-resolution versions in PNG (Portable Network Graphics file) format for free download. Cutout, fold, and paste. – Carlos A. Furuti, Progonos Consulting.
Go here to download paper dodecahedron models:
http://www.progonos.com/furuti/MapProj/Normal/ProjPoly/Foldout/Dodecahedron/dodecahedron.html
Assembly tips:
http://www.progonos.com/furuti/MapProj/Normal/ProjPoly/Foldout/foldout.html
Polyhedral maps introduction:
http://www.progonos.com/furuti/MapProj/Normal/ProjPoly/projPoly.html 

Icosahedral “Globes” – World map models on a regular icosahedron. The projections are Gnomic. There are eight high-resolution versions as PDF files and twelve low-resolution versions in PNG (Portable Network Graphics file) format for free download. Cutout, fold, and paste. – Carlos A. Furuti, Progonos Consulting.
Go here to download paper icosahedron models:
http://www.progonos.com/furuti/MapProj/Normal/ProjPoly/Foldout/Icosahedron/icosahedron.html
Assembly tips:
http://www.progonos.com/furuti/MapProj/Normal/ProjPoly/Foldout/foldout.html
Polyhedral maps introduction:
http://www.progonos.com/furuti/MapProj/Normal/ProjPoly/projPoly.html

“Globes” on a Truncated Octahedron  – World map models on a truncated octahedron. The projections are Gnomic. There are three high-resolution versions as PDF files and five low-resolution versions in PNG (Portable Network Graphics file) format for free download. Cutout, fold, and paste. – Carlos A. Furuti, Progonos Consulting.
Go here to download paper truncated octahedron models:
http://www.progonos.com/furuti/MapProj/Normal/ProjPoly/Foldout/TOctahedron/toctahedron.html
Assembly tips:
http://www.progonos.com/furuti/MapProj/Normal/ProjPoly/Foldout/foldout.html
Polyhedral maps introduction:
http://www.progonos.com/furuti/MapProj/Normal/ProjPoly/projPoly.html

“Globes” on a Truncated Icosahedron  – World map models on a truncated icosahedron. The projections are Gnomic. There are two high-resolution versions as PDF files and seven low-resolution versions in PNG (Portable Network Graphics file) format for free download. Cutout, fold, and paste. – Carlos A. Furuti, Progonos Consulting.
Go here to download paper  truncated icosahedron models:
http://www.progonos.com/furuti/MapProj/Normal/ProjPoly/Foldout/TIcosahedron/ticosahedron.html
Assembly tips:
http://www.progonos.com/furuti/MapProj/Normal/ProjPoly/Foldout/foldout.html
Polyhedral maps introduction:
http://www.progonos.com/furuti/MapProj/Normal/ProjPoly/projPoly.html

“Globes” on a Cuboctahedron  – World map models on a cuboctahedron. The projections are Gnomic. There are three high-resolution versions as PDF files and eight low-resolution versions in PNG (Portable Network Graphics file) format for free download. Cutout, fold, and paste. – Carlos A. Furuti, Progonos Consulting.
Go here to download paper  cuboctahedron models:
http://www.progonos.com/furuti/MapProj/Normal/ProjPoly/Foldout/Cuboctahedron/cuboctahedron.html
Assembly tips:
http://www.progonos.com/furuti/MapProj/Normal/ProjPoly/Foldout/foldout.html
Polyhedral maps introduction:
http://www.progonos.com/furuti/MapProj/Normal/ProjPoly/projPoly.html

“Globes” on a Rhombicuboctahedron  – World map models on a rhombicuboctahedron. The projections are Gnomic. There are four high-resolution versions as PDF files and nine low-resolution versions in PNG (Portable Network Graphics file) format for free download. Cutout, fold, and paste. – Carlos A. Furuti, Progonos Consulting.
Go here to download paper  rhombicuboctahedron models:
http://www.progonos.com/furuti/MapProj/Normal/ProjPoly/Foldout/Rhombicuboct/rhombicuboct.html
Assembly tips:
http://www.progonos.com/furuti/MapProj/Normal/ProjPoly/Foldout/foldout.html
Polyhedral maps introduction:
http://www.progonos.com/furuti/MapProj/Normal/ProjPoly/projPoly.html

Earth – The one-piece colored model is a 20-sided polyhedron with excellent printed surface detail. File is a JPG, 292 KB. – C.J. Hamilton.
http://www.solarviews.com//cap/ico/icoearth.htm

Moon – The one-piece grayscale model is a 20-sided polyhedron with excellent printed surface detail. File is a JPG, 362 KB. – C.J. Hamilton.
http://www.solarviews.com//cap/ico/icomoon.htm

 

The Other Planets, etc.

Mercury The one-piece grayscale model is a 20-sided polyhedron with excellent printed surface detail. File is a JPG, 354 KB. – C.J. Hamilton.
http://www.solarviews.com//cap/ico/icomerc.htm

Venus 1 – The one-piece colored model is a 20-sided polyhedron with excellent printed surface detail. File is a JPG, 357 KB. – C.J. Hamilton.
http://www.solarviews.com//cap/ico/icovenus.htm

Venus 2 – The one-piece colored model is a 20-sided polyhedron with excellent printed surface detail. File is a JPG, 453 KB. – C.J. Hamilton.
http://www.solarviews.com//cap/ico/icoven2.htm

Mars – The one-piece colored model is a 20-sided polyhedron with excellent printed surface detail. File is a JPG, 396 KB. – C.J. Hamilton.
http://www.solarviews.com//cap/ico/icomars.htm

Jupiter – The one-piece colored model is a 20-sided polyhedron with excellent printed surface detail. File is a JPG, 166 KB. – C.J. Hamilton.
http://www.solarviews.com//cap/ico/icojup.htm

Callisto – The one-piece colored model of Jupiter’s second largest moon is a 20-sided polyhedron with excellent printed surface detail. File is a JPG, 320 KB. – C.J. Hamilton.
http://www.solarviews.com//cap/ico/icocalis.htm

Ganymede – The one-piece colored model of Jupiter’s largest moon is a 20-sided polyhedron with excellent printed surface detail. File is a JPG, 320 KB. – C.J. Hamilton.
http://solarviews.com/cap/ico/icogany.htm

Neptune – The one-piece colored model is a 20-sided polyhedron with excellent printed surface detail. File is a JPG, 413 KB. – C.J. Hamilton.
http://www.solarviews.com//cap/ico/iconeptune.htm

The Sun – The one-piece colored model is a 20-sided polyhedron with excellent printed surface detail. File is a JPG, 354 KB. – C.J. Hamilton.
http://www.solarviews.com//cap/ico/icosun.htm

 

Other Neat Stuff

Sundial 1 – A simple paper sundial. Cutout and assemble the two pieces. One-page HTML document, instructions included. – D.P. Stern.
http://www-spof.gsfc.nasa.gov/stargaze/Sundial.htm

Sundial 2 – Sturdy colored paper sundial that adjusts for latitude of the user. Cutout and assemble. Three pages, PDF, 87 KB. – Canon.
http://cp.c-ij.com/english/3D-papercraft/science/sundial_e.html 

Rotating Star Chart – Colored star chart for locating the constellations. Cutout and assemble. Five pages, PDF, 204 KB. – Canon.
http://cp.c-ij.com/english/3D-papercraft/science/starchart_e.html   

Star Clock
– Tell approximate time by aligning star clock with three prominent constellations. Cutout and assemble. HTML document. - Lawrence Hall of Science, Berkeley, CA
http://www.lhs.berkeley.edu/starclock/starclockprintout.html   

Star Wheel The star wheel consists of a holder (PDF, 24 KB) and two interchangeable rotating charts: Basic Constellations (PDF, 60 KB) and Chart of Coordinates (PDF, 132 KB). Cutout and assemble. – Lawrence Hall of Science, Berkeley, CA.
http://www.lhs.berkeley.edu/starclock/skywheel.html

 

Web page compiled by Les Youngs, CGS, December 2005