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What Shall We Do Now?
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and lid of the box : first A and B, which are fastened by folding back the little flaps at the tip of A, slipping through the slit at the tip of B, and then unfolding them again ; and then C and D, which are secured in the same way.
Cardboard boxes, of a more useful nature than paper boxes, are made on the same principle as the house described on p. 195, and the furniture to go in it, as described later in the same chapter. The whole box can be cut in the flat, out of one piece of cardboard, and the sides afterwards bent up and the lid down. Measurements must of course be exact. The prettiest way to join the sides is to use sarsenet instead of paper, and the lid may be made to fasten by a little bow of the same material.
Paper boxes, when finished, can be made more attractive by painting- on them, gumming scraps to them, putting transfers here and there, or covering them with spatter-work (see p. 223). Scraps can be bought at most stationers' in a very great variety. Transfers, which are taken off by moistening in water, pressing on the paper with the slithery clouded surface downwards, and
Cardboard boxes.
Scraps and transfers.
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