Intro: Lego Tissue Box (small) Cover
- Heavy Duty Cardboard
- Utility or Hobby blade (i.e. X-Acto Blade)
- Hot Glue Gun
- Water Bottle Cap
- Make sure an adult handles the blade and scissors
- Make sure an adult handles the hot glue gun
- 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.
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
Use scissors to carefully cut out the shape
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
Fold the sides up to form the cover
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.
Using the hobby blade, cut out the center square
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.
Use your hobby blade to trim any excess glue off the box.
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.
Glue together 4 circles, one on top of the other.
Glue the pegs onto the cover, having them be tangential to the inner boundary of the large circle.
Paint the entire box and the pegs.
Let dry, and you’re done!
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