Log Cabin Caddy
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Log Cabin Caddy

This clever caddy is great for holding all of your desktop essentials.
Age Range: 9-12
Craft Time: 60+ minutes
Messy Rating:
1 2 3 4 5
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • Wood Plaque
  • Wood Box
  • Sandpaper
  • Craft Smart® Acrylic Paint - Brown
  • Craft Smart® Acrylic Paint - Grass Green
  • Buttons of Choice
  • Scrap Paper
  • 3M® Blue Painter's Tape
  • Creatology™ Foam Sheet - Green
  • Scissors
  • Paint Brush
  • Craft Smart® All Purpose Glue
  • Loew-Cornell® Matchsticks
  • Woodsies® Sticks
  • Woodsies® Mini Jumbo Sticks
 

Project Instructions

  1. Glue the 2 wood gift boxes together. Allow to dry.
  2. Paint wood plaque green. Let dry.
  3. For cabin sides, cut 16 sticks 3-7/8" & 16 to 4-¼". Sand rough edges. Glue to sides, alternating sizes. Let dry. For front/back, cut 18 sticks to 4-¾" & 18 to 4-¼". Sand rough edges. Glue to front/back, alternating 2 lengths.
  4. Determine stick lengths going up the front/back by holding up to the wood handles. Continue until handles are covered.
  5. Glue Mini Jumbo Sticks to top of front/back for roof.
  6. Attach 12" painter's tape to work surface, sticky side up. Tape the ends down.
  7. Cut 4 matchsticks to 1-5/8" & 4 to 7/8" for side windows; cut 4 to 1-¼" & 4 to 7/8" for front windows.
  8. Place all cut matchsticks & ten more for door, onto tape. Paint all brown. Let dry.
  9. Cut out 4 yellow rectangles: two 1-¼"x1" and two 1-5/8"x1".
  10. Cut out curtains, glue onto window rectangles. Set aside.
  11. Paint rooflines, all matchsticks & insides of boxes brown.
  12. Water down brown paint & paint outside of cabin. Let dry.
  13. Cut  two 8-½"x1" strips & two 4-5/8"x1" strips of green foam. Cut spikes down one side of each strip for grass. Glue to sides of green plaque.
  14. Glue 10 door matchsticks to front of cabin. Let dry. Attach button.
  15. Glue window paper rectangles onto cabin as shown. Glue window frame matchsticks onto cabin as shown.
  16. Glue house to base.