Dog Toy No. 2
June 10th, 2008
After the (relative) success of my first dog toy, I’ve stepped up my game and created a more complicated dog for you to assemble. This one has separate arms, a snout and soulful eyes to look at your from whatever place of honor you give him. If you do build him, take a photo and contact me. I’ll let you know where to email the file. I’ll put the photos you send live on this page (the dog has to be in them, though). Oh, and let me know what names you’ve given this particular Dog a Day Project toy.
Assembling him is reasonably easy. Print him out (heavier is better, I used matte heavyweight inkjet paper). Cut around the black outline with scissors or an x-acto knife. The arms are two separate pieces. Use the knife to cut slits along the dotted lines. Then fold him wherver you see the two short solid lines. Everything folds under, except the fold beneath the eyes, which folds up.
Fold back the ends of the tabs and insert them into their corresponding slits (which you cut along the dotted lines). I recommend putting the base of the snout first, that goes into the slit above the belly. Then unfold the tab ends to lock them into place. Then do the sides of the snout (into the vertical slits on either side of the dog’s front), then the arms (on the sides), and finally close the whole thing up with the last remaining tab. Choose your own order, but I highly recommend doing the final closing last.
Bend the feet and tail out, bend the ears down to make them floppy, and put your finished creating somewhere you can admire it.