Intro: Make a Dessert Stand Out of K'nex!!!
Having a party can be a blast!!! Inviting all your friends and family over to share good food, conversation, and entertainment can turn a good day into a great one-unless you have no place to put your food! Your entire party can go sour if you don't have any place to arrange all of the sweet treats you have prepared! Luckily, there is a quick solution; make a dessert stand out of K'nex! Doing so is fast and fun, and it looks good when you have completed it! So if you want to have a great party with delicious desserts on a colorful display stand, let's get started!!!
Step 1: Parts
You will need: 28 white connectors, 8 blue connectors, 28 yellow connectors, 8 green connectors, 20 grey connectors, 4 red connectors, 117 green rods, 95 white rods, and 2 yellow rods. (310 pieces total).
Step 2: Make the Outer Octagon
Build a octagon by repeating the pattern "2 yellow connectors, one green," until you have a full frame.
Step 3: Outer Circle: Pieces
Build 8 of the pieces shown. Make sure they are all identical!
Step 4: Outer Circle: Attach
Attach the pieces you have just made to the frame where shown. Notice they do not connect yet. When attaching them, make sure they are all facing the same direction!
Step 5: Inner Circle: Pieces
Make 8 of the pieces shown. Make sure they are all the same!
Step 6: Inner Circle: Attach
Attach the pieces to the outer circle where shown. Make sure they are all facing the same direction!
Step 7: Base: Frame
Build the frame of the base, which is shown here.
Step 8: Neckpiece: Bottom Pieces
Take A blue connector and a grey connector and slide them together. Next, add a green rod to the top. Repeat to get 8 pieces total.
Step 9: Pair Up
Separate the pieces you just made into pairs. Next, connect each pair with a green rod.
Step 10: Make Sets of Four
Connect the pairs together to get two four-piece groups.
Step 11: Connect Groups
Connect the two groups together using white rods.
Step 12: Fill In
Fill in the spaces in the center using white rods.
Step 13: Attach to Base Frame
Attach the piece you just completed to the base frame using green rods.
Step 14: Neckpiece: Top Pieces-Ends
Take two grey connectors and slide them together. Next, add green rods where shown. Repeat to get four pieces. Finally, separate the pieces into two pairs and connect them using green rods.
Step 15: Neckpiece: Top Pieces-Sides
Build two of the pieces shown, and attach them between the two ends with the green rods facing up.
Step 16: Top Attachment Piece
Take two grey connectors and slide them together. Repeat to get two pieces. Connect the two pieces you have made with a green rod, and add them to the top of the neckpiece.
Step 17: Complete Neckpiece
Add the top of the neckpiece to the rest of the base using green rods.
Step 18: Fill in Base
Fill in all sides of the base EXCEPT the top using white rods.
Step 19: Yellow Rods
Add yellow rods to each end of the base via the grey connectors as shown.
Step 20: Add Top to Base
Set the octagonal piece on top of the base.
Step 21: Attach; Green Rods
Add green rods to the white connectors in the center of the octagon and connect them to the top of the base.
Step 22: Attach; White Rods: Part One
Add a white rod to provide support where shown.
Step 23: Attach; White Rods: Part Two
Connect the white connectors on the other side to the base using white rods.
Step 24: Attach; White Rods: Part Three
Fill in the space with two more white rods.
Step 25: The Stand Is Complete!!!
Congratulations!!! You have now completed your dessert stand! This is what it should look like.
Step 26: Add Desserts!
Cover the top with delectable treats!!!
Step 27: Done!!!
You can now use your K'nex dessert stand!!! Thanks for viewing!!! Have fun with it at your K'nextra special party!!!