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Tengu Base Folk Click to Download

The Tengu comes from Japanese mythology. It is on of my favorite mythological creatures so of coarse I had to make a paper toy of it. Tengu's are mountain spirits or gods. They can shape shift and are usually bird like or depicted as a red monk with a very long nose. They are mischevious to humans but at times can be very helpful. The Tengu is my most complicated Base Folk so far. The paper model has a sword, leaf fan, long nose, wings, ponytail, hat, and mushroom.


Make sure you are having fun. That is what paper craft is all about?

Take your time.

Have extra craft knife blades handy. It is always best to cut with a sharp blade.

Cut rounded parts with scissors and straight parts with craft knife.

When scoring be careful not to score to deep and cut all the way through the model.

Using the left over excess pieces of paper add a little glue to a piece of paper and use another piece to spread the glue.

Use a stick for gluing hard to reach areas. I normally hold pieces together for 10-15 seconds.

Tip: I spray my Paper Toys with Deft Clear Wood Finish Spray. It is a clear lacquer spray. Please test it on a scrap printout first. You would not want to spend all the time putting together a toy, then spray it and have the ink smear. If your printer ink does not run, spray it with 1 coat before cutting out and 1 coat after you have put it together. .


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