Mastodon logo with the Mastodon mascot holding a mobile phone

Building The Mastodon Mascot

  • Adam Douglas

Almost all my life I feel I’ve had a creative mind and wanting to making things, whether that is physically or digitally. To me if you are creating a website, graphics, writing, photography, videography, etc., it all brings a sense of joy, satisfaction and expression. It’s as if it’s a puzzle piece of who you are within, being expressed outwardly. Several years ago I got into paper models and oddly enough I quite enjoy it. I stumbled across roughly a month ago a toot (post) by Poudingue of a Mastodon (social network) Mascot paper model. So I figured why not try and build the Mastodon Mascot to add to my collection.


I suggest the following tools at a minimum. The reason for card stock is to make the model more ridged and durable. Ruler or credit card is used to create clean firm creases.

  • Glue stick
  • Printer Paper (card stock)
    • Color: White
    • Weight: 199 g/m2 / 110 lb
    • Size: 216 x 279 mm / 8 1/2” x 11” (letter size)
  • Printer with color
  • Ruler or credit card
  • Scissors

In additional to the minimum tools I would recommend the following to be more detailed and precise.

  • Craft knife (optional)
  • Cutting board (optional)
  • Patients (optional)

Paper Model

Unfortunately the Mastodon post was posted almost a year ago and the link to the paper model no longer works. After some searching and a nice comment from Jan I was able to find the paper model and print it out. Here are the alternative sources to the paper model that were found.

Building the Model

The model is quite simple to make following the step-by-step instructions on the print-out. Simply cut along the black outlines, then begin to fold/crease along dotted lines. After that begin to glue each part together to hold the model firmly together.

Mastodon model cutout laying on brown table face up Mastodon model front view sitting on top of a brown table Mastodon model back view sitting on top of a brown table

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