Ballad of the Lost Hare,
by Margaret Sidney [pseud.]
Published/Created: Boston, D. Lothrop, c1882
Product No. bc001-bc004 This is a 1" dollhouse scale (1:12) DIY kit
Required tools and
and fresh blade
A thin metal
straight-edge ruler. Make fold lines by pressing against
edge of the ruler.
quick-dry white craft glue that dries clear, and a glue
Small piece of
aluminum foil to use as a glue pot
artist's paint brush to apply glue
Cut out all pieces. DO NOT CUT FRONT AND BACK COVERS
APART! Fan fold each of the three long page strips
taking care that the raw edges line up perfectly.
Blank sides—not printed sides—must always meet when
Use the glue stick and press two lines of glue to
the length of one of the page strips. One line
should be applied to each edge of the length of the
Carefully press the blank sides to the glue to make
4 two-sided pages. PRESS ONE PAGE AT A TIME. Repeat
these two steps on the other two page strips.
Stack the three sets of pages on each other, with
care that the pages are in proper order when read as
a book. Clip the black binder clip to the “natural”
opening edge of the book. Use a piece of cardstock
under the clip's clamp edges to ensure that the
metal doesn't dent the books pages.
Use the artist's brush and slather a nice thick coat
of quick-dry glue to the binder edges of the book's
pages. Allow to dry thoroughly.
Take the book's cover and carefully fold the six
edges of the cover. You'll want to use your metal
straight-edge to start the creases to ensure
straightness. Make sure the corner diagonal seams
meet. This will demonstrate to you that the six edge
folds have been done properly.
Glue the six edge folds in place using the quick-dry
glue and artist's brush to apply it.
Paint a nice thin layer of glue to the inner leaf
(the one with copyright notice), taking care to meet
the glue to the edges of the piece. Align and press
the piece to the inside surface of the cover's back.
Repeat this step for the front cover's inner leaf.
9. Take the cover's
spine piece and place against the cover. Fold down
the two tabs. This gives you a good-fit indication
before gluing it in place.
Paint a layer of glue to the blank side of the
spine. Take extra care to paint glue right up to the
edges. Align and press carefully in place. Don't
bend the cover until you are sure that the glue is
This photo displays the two spine tabs being glued
Position the straight-edge against the fold line
along one side of the spine, and then crease the
spine edge. Repeat this step for the other spine
Remove the clip for the stack of book pages. Paint
another thick coat of quick-dry glue to the spine
Line up the glued side of the pages with the inside
spine area of the cover. Make contact with the
spine, but do not close the cover against the pages.
Closing the cover will increase the likelihood that
the cover will become glued to the first and last
book pages. To avoid this problem, but maintain
contact between the spine and pages, prop the book
loosely between two objects. As the case is with
this demonstration, two keys on the PC's keyboard
have been used—the Backspace and the Cursor keypad.
Allow to dry thoroughly.
The final touch is to add the dust jacket. Align the
text on the dust jacket's spine with the actual
spine of the book and hold in place. With your other
hand, press a crease along the dust jacket flap on
front and back. Release and then fold completely
along the two edges and finish the wrap.