- How to build the Christmas Story House Paper Model
You can see in this edited screen shot from Google Earth, the front
of the house and the front porch are on the West.
The porch is the most complicated part of the Christmas Story House
so I will go into more detail on this part. First I glue the two pieces
of the outside of the porch together.
Then I glue
the long side (West) of the wooden deck to the front part. I only
put glue on one tab at a time here. I use the folded sides to make
sure that the deck is correctly in place. I also make sure the deck
lines up with the top of the steps shown on the front (West end) of
Then glue the north side of the deck.
Then glue the south side.
If everything has gone right then the tab of the deck will fold over
the grey tab that wraps around the front side of the deck.
This last side wraps around the East end of the deck. It comes about
1/2mm of exactly matching the size of the deck, but this will be hidden
when it is attached to the house.
Finally glue the grey tabs at the bottom. It takes just a drop of
glue on the grey tabs at the corners. Tip: Here you can see
my modified clothespin clamps.
Here you can see the porch attached under the porch roof. But the
roof of the porch is not yet attached to the pillars.
At this point I cut a thin strip of scrap card stock and apply glue
to the end.
Then I slide the glue scrap in between the porch roof and the top
of each pillar.
Hold to make sure that they dry in place.
We are finished building "A Christmas Story House"!
Now we just
need to decide where to display our new paper model. Or give to someone
as a hand made Christmas gift. Or better yet build several for you
to display and as gifts! Have Fun!
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