When I first saw these paper Porsches I was immediately reminded of elementary school art class. If only my fifth grade art teacher had these Porsche patterns to use I might not have received detention for building “cootie catchers” instead of the butterfly she demonstrated.
Turns out, if you’re interested in trying your hand at this classic form of Japanese Paper folding you have a few different choices. You can download the templates for the paper Porsches pictured above on this site. While the instructions are in Japanese, there are fairly detailed pictures showing each step. All you’ll need are some safety scissors and a lot of time and patience (remember, there are two templates required for each paper Porsche).
If you’re looking for something a bit more simple, you might want to try your hand at the template below.
This paper Porsche above is only one piece (where as the red and blue 911s are modular). You can download the template at PaperToys.com
A Book on Folding Paper Porsches
Lastly, if you really think this might be your next hobby, a quick search of Amazon found what appears to be an interesting book with detailed templates on a number of classic sports cars , including a Porsche 911. While we haven’t tried the book ourselves, at less than $10 it might be worth a shot.
If you decide to build any of these paper Porsches send us a picture. We’ll send a FlatSixes.com T-shirt to the first three (3) people who send us pictures of their Porsche Origami (don’t worry, we’ll understand if nobody sends us a pic. These look a bit complex). UPDATE: Three people submitted their pictures of their Paper Porsches so unfortunately no more T-Shirts