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Part Two - How to build the Christmas Story House Paper Model

 

front of the house and the front porch are on the West
You can see in this edited screen shot from Google Earth, the front of the house and the front porch are on the West.

 

porch is the most complicated part

First I glue the two pieces of the outside of the porch
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.

 

glue the long side

make sure the deck lines up with the top of the steps

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 the porch.

 

glue the north side
Then glue the north side of the deck.

 

glue the south side
Then glue the south side.

tab of the deck will fold over the grey tab
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.

 

last side wraps around the East end
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.

 

glue the grey tabs at the bottom
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.

 

roof of the porch is not yet attached
Here you can see the porch attached under the porch roof. But the roof of the porch is not yet attached to the pillars.

 

cut a thin strip of scrap card stock
At this point I cut a thin strip of scrap card stock and apply glue to the end.

 

slide the glue scrap in between
Then I slide the glue scrap in between the porch roof and the top of each pillar.

 

make sure that they dry
Hold to make sure that they dry in place.

 

finished building The Christmas Story House
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!

Merry Christmas!

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