h1is011a ~ Contemporary Foods

Required tools and supplies:

  • X-acto knife and fresh blade
  • Detailing scissors
  • Good cutting mat
  • Metal straight-edge ruler to use to press against and make perfect creases
  • Tweezers
  • Fast-grab, quick-dry white craft glue that dries clear and a small piece of aluminum foil to use as a glue pot
  • A small artist's paint brush to apply glue

Instructions for Milk and Orange Juice Cartons:

1. Cut and fold carton as shown here. The milk carton is assembled in the same manner.

If you are unsure of yourself and want a practice piece first, merely trace the unit on plain paper before cutting pieces. Make a practice unit with the plain trace.

2. Glue the side tab and press bond using tweezers as shown here.

3. Glue the four tabs found on the bottom of the carton. Allow all glue to dry thoroughly before proceeding to the next step.

4. Position the inner panels as shown here in the photo. Place a layer of glue to the inner blank surface of the strip that has the word "OPEN" printed on it.

5. Press the glue to the opposite panel and glue tight with help from the tweezers. The inner panels will stay in place. Hold until the glue has pretty much dried. The carton is complete.

6. You can have an open spout. Instead of step 4. above, position the inner panel outward. After finishing step 5., patiently glue the two cut edges to the carton as shown here. For your information, the sides of the spout need to be cut or the assembly won't work...as illogical as it might seem.

Instructions for Food Cans

Visit the Standard Can Assembly photo tutorial to see how to assembly the food cans and salt box. This is the post September 2007 version.


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