Make Ecogami's Amazing Low Poly Paper Craft Models

Are you familiar with the term low poly sculpture? This type of 3D model making is favored by paper crafters... one great feature of its popularity is that there are so many choices of what can be made. Éric François, low poly model designer at Ecogami, is constantly creating clever new designs for you to print, cut, crease, and glue into shape.

large scale low poly lobster held by man

Building a model is a fun way to relax, not to mention you'll have an ah-worthy conversation piece to display when your task is completed. Voilà, new art for your home!

folded paper 3D cicada low poly model on wooden boards

Éric creates original 3D models in categories such as dogs and cats, farm and forest animals, exotic animal head trophies, lamp shades, and Halloween, Christmas, and Valentine's Day-themed sculptures. Each design is ideal at filling tranquil moments when you want to wind down, but also crave a sense of accomplishment.

chihuahua and 3D low poly paper craft model side by side

A template arrives via email as a downloadable ZIP file that you'll print on A4 or A3 (letter or tabloid) sheets. Éric recommends paper that is at least 200 GSM, ideally 270. You (or your local print shop) will print the template on colored paper, or choose white paper and add an artistic touch with paint or markers after assembly. 

 3D low poly Relax wall sign

You'll just need scissors, a scoring tool (bone folder or butter knife), metal ruler, and white glue on hand. In-depth instructions are included with each template. Children ages twelve and up are often able to complete a design independently.

low poly instructions and template

As for Ecogami's start, Éric was intrigued by a paper animal trophy he noticed online in 2016. He purchased his first pattern, an elephant head, and found the cutting, folding, and gluing to be an enjoyable process. Perhaps best of all was the pride he felt when it was completed.

3D folded paper running man on wall

After constructing a collection of models, Éric took things to the next level by learning to create his own designs using 3D software and then teaching himself to turn them into 2D.  

low poly pelican 3D paper models   

You'll find several free models on the Ecogami website... what a great way to try out the process. 


Ecogami Shop will be sending THREE TEMPLATES OF CHOICE to TWO lucky entrants who post a comment below. An identical giveaway is underway on Instagram, @allthingspaper. Yes, you may enter both places to double your chances!

folded paper lampshade surrounds ceiling light

To enter on this blog post simply post a comment below. It is best that you include your email address within your comment so you can be notified if you win, otherwise, check back to see if you have won and claim your prize by emailing me at ann.b.martin at gmail dot com by September 6.

folded paper bee model

Winners will be chosen via a random number generator on Sunday, August 23, 2020 and announced on this post.

low poly eagle model 

Ecogami is on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, and Etsy as EcogamiShop.


Congratulations to Mikhael and Manny8394!

For those of you who didn't win, you can always head over to Ecogami to try out Eric's free templates and browse the shop.





All Things Paper is an AWIN (Etsy) and Ecogami affiliate.

This giveaway is sponsored by Ecogami.


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  1. Such beautiful sculptures! I can’t wait to get folding!

  2. Wow, very cool. I'd love to try these! [mrsdog at hotmail dot com]

  3. These are amazing! [kathed at gmail dot come]

  4. Lovely! I can’t wait to try.
    denise_a_woodward at yahoo dot com

  5. With each exciting fold of your design I achieve huge satisfaction! xx

  6. Love these! Would love to try one ...or two ...or three ...or...!
    Nemgill2012 at gmail dot com

  7. They look amazing. Jennifer at LANDJL at yahoo dot com

  8. These are so amazing ! I especially love the pelican.

    Christa.j.cunningham @

  9. Fascinating work! cymbid at telus dot net

  10. These are really fabulous and look like a lot of fun. creative.i@verizondotnet

  11. Paper is the skin...
    The folds are the bones.

  12. Wonderful paper sculptures!

  13. Awesome craft. I have a young friend who would excel at this!

  14. Amazing work.. cant wait to try by myself 💞 can be reached at micro.henna@gmail(dot)com

  15. ...any of these would be an amazing gift for my granddaughter...she is creativity personified...

  16. These sculptures are fabulous! I need to make that chandelier! I know the giveaway is over, but I wanted to comment anyway to thank you for introducing me to so many wonderful paper artists! Thanks Ann!


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