The templates I have provided are blank - colouring them by hand saves expensive printer-ink, and allows your creativity to flow. Just who is going to be named on the headstone?
It also means that this project can be used with children - I've done the hard part, they can do the creative part.
New for 2009! At no extra cost! I have now added an A4 pdf of the headstone, and, attached to this step, a half-size template of the whole grave - coffin and headstone on a single A4 pdf.
The model in the photos is being made with a copy of my hand-drawn original. Once I knew it worked, I scanned it and tidied it up on the computer.
Step 1: General Instructions
- Print out on paper or light cardstock. You can use coloured paper to save ink.
- If you don't use software to add a design, colour with pencil crayons, paint or markers before you cut it out.
- Cut along solid lines.
- Score and crease sharply along dotted lines.
- Use gluestick or PVA to get a little "fiddle time" - you will be able to slide joins over each other to line them up properly.
- Glue the tabs, then press firmly for a few seconds.