f1is001 ~ Christmas Puzzle Blocks Kit

Required tools and supplies:

  • X-acto knife and fresh blade
  • Metal straight-edge ruler to use to press against and make perfect creases
  • Tweezers
  • Good cutting mat
  • Detailing scissors
  • Fast-grab, quick-dry white craft glue that dries clear
  • Small piece of aluminum foil to use as a glue pot
  • Artist's paint brush to apply glue
1. Cut out all kit pieces. The photo displays the recommended method of cutting the block covers to avoid ripping an extension. Finish by slicing ends.
  2. Use the thin blunt edge of the X-acto knife blade to help you crease the block covers.
  3. Use a metal straight edge to crease the folds of the storage box. Folds are made as shown in this photo.
  4. Use the artist's brush to brush some glue to the little red tabs--one found on each corner. Use tweezers to press a tab against the blank surface of the respective box side.

5. Brush a layer of glue to the blank surface of the box side lining panels. Fold inward and press tightly with the tweezers. These box sides should be as thin as possible in order for the box bottom to fit nicely into the box lid.

6. Put a small dab of glue to the cross junction of the cube wrapper.

7. Place the cube (typically a wooden cube, unlike this photo) on this glue and allow to dry thoroughly. Once dry, paint glue to the other panels and press and hold until all panels stay securely positioned.

Repeat steps 6 and 7 for each of the 12 blocks.

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