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Materials

  • Heavy Duty Cardboard
  • Utility or Hobby blade (i.e. X-Acto Blade)
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Water Bottle Cap

Cautions/Warnings

  • Make sure an adult handles the blade and scissors
  • Make sure an adult handles the hot glue gun

Notes

  • Measurements are exact to a standard 20.8 cm x 21.3 cm tissue box
  • Plug in hot glue gun at beginning of project so it is ready to go when necessary.
  • This should take from 20-30mins.

Step 1:

On the cardboard, measure out the necessary measurements as shown above. The center square is 11.5 cm x 11.5 cm and the outer rectangles have a height of 13cm

Step 2:

Use scissors to carefully cut out the shape

Step 3:

Lightly run the hobby blade along the boundaries of the inner square but don’t cut all the way through. This will help with folding the box

Step 4:

Fold the sides up to form the cover

Step 5:

On the top square of the cover, measure the center point, and draw two squares both centered on that point, one with side length 4 cm and one side length 10.5 cm as shown. The 4 cm x 4 cm square will be the center hole where the tissues will come out and the larger 10.5 cm x 10.5 cm square will be where the pegs will go.

Step 6:

Using the hobby blade, cut out the center square

Step 7:

Glue the edges of the folded rectangles together on both the inside and outside joints. Make sure to hold them in place until the glue sets.

Step 8:

Use your hobby blade to trim any excess glue off the box.

Step 9:

Trace the water bottle cap onto the scrap cardboard 12-16 times and cut them out, these will become the pegs on the top of the Lego.

Step 10:

Glue together 4 circles, one on top of the other.

Step 11:

Glue the pegs onto the cover, having them be tangential to the inner boundary of the large circle.

Step 12:

Paint the entire box and the pegs.

Step 13:

Let dry, and you’re done!

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<p>I love Lego this was a great idea I am going to try it out!</p>
<p>So awesome my kids love it</p>
<p>It looks awesome :-D</p>
Oh this is so cool! :D
So cute
<p>Very easy to make and had some fun making too. Now I have a very cool tissue box cover</p>

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