A thin metal
straight-edge ruler and/or bone folder. Make fold lines by pressing against
edge of the ruler.
3 small black
quick-dry white craft glue that dries clear as well as a glue
Small piece of
aluminum foil to use as a glue pot
artist's paint brush to apply glue
Glue stick. I
don't normally use glue stick, but it works best on
back-to-back book pages such that are found in this kit.
Cut out the main piece. Notice that the two taller
panels have been cut apart.
Fold according to the photo. The floorings must be
folded diagonally down their middle. Fold at the
base of each wall. Fold down the center line of
Flip the piece over and position as shown in the
photo. Apply glue stick glue only to the panel shown
in the photo. That is the blank side of the kitchen
half that is shortest.
Press the glue wall panel to the blank side of it's
paired wall. That is the toilet half of the
bathroom. You can't see it in this photo since it is
on the back side.
Repeat the previous 2 steps until you have three
paired walls. Only the two tallest walls will be
left. DO NOT GLUE TALL WALLS TOGETHER.
Fold the book together as shown. This is in
preparation of gluing spine pages together. The
floor panels must be folded downward (you can see
the white triangles in the photo). This keeps the
floors from being accidentally glued into spine.
Make sure that you
are pinching the correct side of the book.
Compare the orientation of your illustrations to the
ones in the photo here.
Secure the tops and bottoms of the pages with clips
as shown. Use the small artist's brush and carefully
apply glue to the edges of the unclipped side. Take
care not to allow glue to seep to the inside
surfaces of the pages. Set aside and allow to dry
Carefully cut out the heavyweight book cover
and fold as shown. Included in the kit is a
lightweight cover. That is for you to use as backup.
If you, over time, over bend the heavyweight cover
it will show signs of wear. I suggest that if this
happens, carefully glue the lightweight cover over
the surface of the original heavyweight cover.
9. Cut the ribbon in
half and glue each to the inside surface of the
heavyweight cover. This will serve as the tie to
hold the book shut as well as to hold the book open
at a 360 degree four-room dollhouse.
10. Apply a generous
coat of glue to the entire interior surface of the
heavyweight book cover.
11. Position the front
heavyweight cover carefully over and aligned with
the living room's tall panel. Press in place and
Carefully align the
back heavyweight cover over the kitchen's tall
panel. Press in place and bond.
Note that the floor
panels are still folded downwardly.
12. Make sure that the
pages separate from each other.
13. Fold the floors
upward so they are sandwiched within the rooms
14. Tie a bow to hold
book closed. Trim bow ends as needed, but remember
to leave enough to retie.
15. The book will open
and tie at a 360 degrees to reveal the four rooms.
Please be aware that, as with anything this small,
overworking joints will denigrate the product.