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200              What Shall We Do Now?
kinds of furniture can be made. These can, of course, be varied and increased by copying from good furniture lists ; while many little things such as saucepans, dishes, clocks, and so forth, can be copied from stores lists and added to the few that are given below and on p. 203.
These small articles are cut out flat, but an extra piece of paper is left under each, which, when bent back, makes a stand.
General instructions.
The front legs of chairs, the legs of tables, and the backs of furniture must be neatly joined together by narrow strips of stamp-paper or adhesive tape. To do this, cut a strip of the right size crease it down the middle, and stick one side. Allow this to dry, before you fix the other.
Wherever in the pictures there is a dotted line, it means that the paper is to be folded there. It will be easily seen whether it is to be folded up or down.
Before the furniture is folded it should be painted. Wood, iron, brass, and silk can all be imitated in colour.
In cutting out small spaces of cardboardóas between the bars of a chairólay the card on a board, and keeping your knife, which should be sharp at the point, against a fiat ruler, run it again and again along the lines you want to cut, until you have cut through. If your furniture is made of paper, the spaces can be cut out with finely pointed scissors, taking care to start in the middle of the space, for the first incision is seldom a clean one.
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