Introduction: Ancient Chinese Pavilion From Cardboard

About: Hi, I am Yann, from Shanghai. I like to share my crafts tutorial created with my kid Teddy. Hope you are enjoying the fun of crafting and glad to see your great work. Many thanks to follow me.

Hello, and welcome to my first Instructable.

This tutorial shows how to build an ancient Chinese pavilion from Cardboard. Pavilion is my kid Teddy's most favorite architecture. We build this project together. I construct the architecture model while he paints it. Now I'd like to share our joys and looking forward to seeing your better work.

What you will need to make this project:

Materials and Tools:

- pieces of Cardboard

- kraft paper

- drinking straws

- steel ruler

- scissors

- glue

- utility knife

- mini hot glue gun

- acrylic paint (black / white / red)

- paintbrush and palette

A4-size template files:

Please download and print.

Step 1: Prepping the Ground Parts

Putting the template page 1 over on the cardboard and cutting the ground parts.

Step 2: Prepping the Pillar

Pick 6 drinking straws and wrap them up in kraft paper.

Using the scissors, cut out the pillars of a 10 centimeter length.

Step 3: Prepping the Roof Parts

Putting the template page 2&3 over on the cardboard and cutting the roof parts.

Step 4: Build the Roof Truss

Use drinking straws to skewer the positioning pieces and ceiling in the order shown.

Glue the 6 oblique beams on thee ceiling. Make a slit in the oblique beams about 1-cm long to match the positioning pieces, mind you.

Glue the kraft paper or small cardboard pieces around the top hexagonal parts to build the top of pavilion.

Step 5: Build the Eaves

Peel away one side sticky paper in cardboard.

Cut out 6 pieces of eaves parts according to the dimension shown.

Use the scissors to cut the eaves parts to match the truss.

Step 6: Finish the Roof

Prepping 6 pieces of eaves parts and glue them in place.

Step 7: Paint

The main colors I opt for include gray in ground, red in pillar and black in roof.

Teddy helps me to paint the model. You can paint whatever you want.

Step 8: Final Assembly

Glue the pillars in place as template file shown.

Glue the roof part above the pillars.

Glue the rail around the pillars.

Finally, trim the model and accept my congratulations on your completion.

Step 9: Tutorial Video

If you have some question or not to miss any details, It is advisable to watch the video tutorial. Enjoy!

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