So we've all (hopefully) played the original Super Mario Bros. game at one time or another, and we had to jump to hit a block with a question mark on it. We usually got a red mushroom that made us grow. I ended up liking that block so much, I had to have my own, that I could take with me everywhere.
"If you do not have balsa wood, or would like a quicker version, hamgravy made a paper cut-out version, with my permission http://www.instructables.com/id/Super-Mario-Bros-Paper-Question-Mark-Block/"
What you'll need for this is:
--Thin balsa wood sheet
--Knife (utility or X-acto)
Youll also need to print off the sides of the block. You could paint it, but it was much easier for me to just print the sides off. I dont do good with intricate painting. Youll find the net I made below.
I apologize in advance for the blurry pictures. My camera is not the greatest.
Step 1: Sides
I found the easiest way to do this was score the wood deeply with the knife, and then snap it.
Step 2: Assembling
Step 3: Put the Designs On
I used rubber cement to glue the sides on. The long strip was just long enough to cover 3 sides, and part of the fourth, so I glued that on, and put the front face on top of the partially coverd side. The other 2 sides should be put on with the thin white strip facing towards the front.
Step 4: Finished!
To prevent too much wear on the block, I recommend wrapping it in a layer of clear packing tape. This will hold any lifting corners as well.
Please message me if you find anything wrong or have any questions.
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