All ages how-to by Dave Pierik, Shelton-Mason County Journal
Let’s make a hotel
Happy Tree City is thriving with cars and people. A hotel is what we should scratch-build next!
Tools: ruler, pencil & markers, scissors, paintbrushes. Craft knife optional, use with care.
Materials: Cardboard, masking tape, school glue, paper sign designs, clear plastic sheets & tube, rubber bands, plastic canvas, clear packaging, toothpicks, bamboo skewers, craft foam sheet and acrylic paint.
6. Test Fit
Above: removing masking tape to reveal parking lot stripes. For this effect, cut 1” masking tape down to ¼” widths, tape over the white, then paint black over the top. Test fit your cars first. The pool floaties are beads, the silver arch was part of a cottage cheese lid.
Mark two sheet protectors using the width and length of the template from step one. You should have four clear rectangles. Use an old brush to paint glue on the inside of the structure. Place one at a time. Add the roof last.
Cut a clear tubular container to size. Paint the floor and lid black. Add occupants before gluing the lid. Paint doors for all floors silver, add black edging for detail. Paint bamboo skewers and toothpicks black for elevator guides & cables, and awning supports. Cut and fold thin cardboard for the awning.
Bring, paint or buy a few little figures, cars and maybe a helicopter. The Rogers & Rockwell Hotel is now open and ready for guests. Sound effects not included.
For more tips and scratch-building information (including the Happy Tree signs art featured here), email email@example.com with your feedback. You may also visit http://www.CraftyTimeWithDave.com for more tutorials and photos. Happy crafting!