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Danbo Papercraft A

(Part A of Danbo Papercraft)
For Part B click here:…

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 (

Original pattern:…

Pattern (part B only) with line for box flaps (thanks to…

Instructions pattern:… (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.)

I've added descriptions of the instructions.

Please read the instructions and the comments carefully before asking for help!!

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.… << 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

-edit #2-
I've found a video tutorial, it might help you figure out the steps :) Credits goes to the maker of the video.
Click here:…
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julofi's avatar
I just made my second Danbo following your instructions.
Hello, do you have the vector image for this?
ChesireOwO's avatar
yuiiwae's avatar
Thank you~ n_n
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.
yuiiwae's avatar
Hi, uhm I'm not sure, I have never tried to make a big one.
Maybe try heavyweight cardstock or cardboard?
Okay. I will think about it. Thank you
KemPayne's avatar
Downloaded . Make it soon . Thanks :D
yuiiwae's avatar
No problem, good luck! :D
kuroso's avatar
hi, do we have to download both A and B?
yuiiwae's avatar
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!
kuroso's avatar
icic...hope to try it out soon :)

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!)

yuiiwae's avatar
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!
AL-LikesFood's avatar
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
yuiiwae's avatar
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
AL-LikesFood's avatar
ya, it was a direct translate. xD
miZL's avatar
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.

yuiiwae's avatar
Hehe no problem ^___^
raymondlum's avatar
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 !
yuiiwae's avatar
I'm not sure, I haven't seen that one before :o Sorry!
Thank you~ Happy Easter (in advance) to you too n__n
IRXDESIGN's avatar
thanks,, i want to download
yuiiwae's avatar
You're welcome :3 go ahead and print it hihi!
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