f1is011b ~ Hand-Fan and Slide-lid Box
also for ffd011b 12"-14" doll scale

Required tools and supplies:

  • X-acto knife and fresh blade
  • A 1/16" paper hole punch, but not a requirement
  • A thin metal straight-edge ruler. Make fold lines by pressing against edge of the ruler.
  • Tweezers
  • Cutting mat
  • Detailing scissors (embroidery snips)
  • Fast-grab, quick-dry white craft glue that dries clear
  • Small piece of aluminum foil to use as a glue pot
  • Small artist's paint brush to apply glue
  • Black office binder clip
  • Large-eyed needle
  • toothpick

1.  Pull off three long strand of the embroidery floss and set aside. Cut the remaining piece into 3, 2" lengths. Note: for doll scale make the strands a little longer

2.  Fold the three lengths in half and pinch into the black binder clip. The folded center should be exposed.

3. Take one of the long strands and tie together at the center of the fold. It is easier to handle if you thread it with the needle and then do the work.

4.  Now take the rest of the threaded strand and tie around the bundle to make a tassel head.

5. Take the toothpick and use it to separate and untwist the strands.

6.  Snip the bottom ends of the tassel to make a nice clean straight line.

7.  Cut out eight of the paddles. If you have a 1/16" paper hole punch, then punch out the hole at the base of each paddle. Otherwise, use a blade tool to cut the holes.

8. Stack the paddles. Use the toothpick to guide the strand found at the top of the head of the tassel through the holes.

9. Tie the two ends together.

10. Clip the paddles together with the binder clip. Use a piece of cardboard to protect the paddles against the binder clip. Thread one of the long strands on a needle and sew paddles together fairly tightly. The point is to make it tight enough that when you open the fan it will stay open, but loose enough that you can open the fan

11.  There is a guide on the kit to show you how far to open the fan.

12. To make the slide-lid fan box, cut out the 3 pieces. Take the cover, fold as shown and glue long tab to the inner blank surface. Use the slender artist's paint brush to apply the glue evenly.

13. Take the box piece and fold as shown.

14. Use glue the corner tabs to the inner blank surface of the box. Take the tweezers and pinch the corners for a good tight bond.

15. There is a loose panel on each box side. These are linings for the box sides. Fold down, and glue into place inside the box.

16. The last piece is the rectangle to be used as the bottom lining. Glue into place.

17. Slide the box into the cover.
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