t1is018a ~ Beatrix Potter Alphabet Nesting Blocks
also for tfd005 ~ ABC Pyramid Stack Blocks
and t1is005 ~ ABC Pyramid Stack Blocks

Tools for Assembling Paper Mini’s Kit:

  • Metal straight-edge (ruler). Make fold lines by pressing against the edge of the ruler.
  • White craft glue that is a “quick-grab” “clear-dry” type of glue.
  • X-acto blade tool and fresh blade
  • A true cutting mat (cardboard will ruin your project and your blade)
  • Small flat artist brush to use to apply glue neatly
  • Small piece of aluminum foil to squeeze work glue onto. This will act as your glue pot.
  • Small detailing scissors, a.k.a. as embroidery snips
  • Tweezers
  • Cotton Swab

Assembly Instructions
1. Use the X-acto tool to cut out all pieces. There are only a few absolutes in paper engineering and the first is to use a true cutting mat. Otherwise your purchased product will have ratty edges that will stand out like a sore thumb.

2. Take the largest block. Fold at all fold lines (refer to the finished set in the photos below). You will see the shape of miniature appear when folds are in place. The second absolute in Paper engineering is use a sharp edge, like a metal ruler to fold against. This will give you a smooth crease, especially when you are using heavy paper. Do a test and you will see the comparison.

3.  Take the folded block. Squirt a small pool of glue onto your aluminum foil "glue pot." Use the paint brush to glue the four tiny tabs found along the sides to the interior blank surface of the respective sides. This forms an open based block. The third absolute in paper engineering is to use a quick-grab, clear-dry craft glue. Old-fashioned soupy white glue will only serve to make a mess of your project

4. At the base of each block is a tab shaped panel, fold these inward into the inside of the block. Paint glue to the blank side of these panels then fold back up into the interior. Use tweezers to squeeze these bonds. This makes the edges thin and uniform so that the smaller block will nest nicely into the larger block. Repeat for all blocks. Note: allow the blocks to complete dry before nesting them.

5. The assembly for the storage box is the same as the assembly of the blocks. Make sure to use your tweezers to create a thin bond along the box opening edges. Allow the glue to dry before fitting the box top.


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