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“We come to love not by finding a perfect person. But by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.” – Sam Keen
To make your own “Up” inspired airship for your Lammily doll, check out the instructions below…
“UP” HOUSE VIDEO GUIDE:
To make a miniature version of the house from the movie “Up”, you’ll need
#01 Recycled cereal or cracker boxes
#02 Construction paper
#04 A piece of string or yarn
#05 A roll of fishing line
#07 And Lammily!
#08 First, select a box that is slightly taller that your doll
#09 Take the box apart at the bottom and along the side seam. Lay it flat
#10 The side of the box will be the side of your house, so leave it for now. Lay your doll across the next section of the box and sketch a line for the width of the house just slightly wider than the doll. This section will be the back of your house.
#11 Measure the width of the first section – the side – and sketch a line so that you have another side that is exactly as wide as the first.
#12 Measure how wide you made the back section and sketch a line so that you have a front section exactly as wide as the back. Now you have a side, a back, a second side, and a front.
#13 Sketch a horizontal line at the doll’s shoulders on the sides and back sections.
#14 sketch a line at her hips on the front section
#15 Draw a tab on the side of the front section
#16 You’ll cut along these lines….
#17 …so your box now looks like this.
#18 Flip your box and cut along the side/back lines until you reach the shoulder line
#19 Bend on all of the lines you’ve drawn
#20 Start at the shoulder line and draw a point on the back section. This will be the peak for the roof.
#21 Cut on those lines
#22 Line the side pieces up with the peak and trim any extra so that your roof comes together neatly
#23 Before we glue anything, we’ll decorate the inside of the house. Start by painting the ceilings off-white.
#24 Paint the walls yellow
#25 Once dry, use a balled up paper towel to add off-white highlights.
#26 Cut strips of white paper for trim
#27 Cut white and black construction paper…
#28 to make a fireplace
#29 Cut a rectangle from leftover box…
#30 …paint it…
#31 …to create the painting from the movie which gets placed above the mantel
#32 Start gluing walls together by applying a small amount of hot glue to the tab you drew and gluing it to the outside of the first side section
# 33 Glue the bottom sections together , you may need to snip a corner
#34 Holding the two side sections of the roof together, poke a hole all the way through, very near the top and right in the middle
#35 Glue the two roof sides together.
#36 Then glue them to the back section, forming the peak as you go.
#37 Feed your string through both holes. Leave some extra length and tie in a tight knot.
#38 To make the chimney, cut a piece of paperboard 4 ½” by 2”, marking lines at 1”, 2”, 3” and 4”
#39 Bend on all lines
#40 Hold one of the sections up to the peak of the roof and trace the angle
#41 Cut it out and repeat with the opposite section
#42 Glue the ½” tab to create your shape
#43 paint bricks
#44 Feed string up through the chimney and glue in place
#45 Trace the bottom of your house on construction paper and cut it out.
#46 Glue to bottom
#47 Poke two holes in the bottom of your house – we’ll use them later
#48 Cut a variety of widths and lengths of colored construction paper to make siding and fancy trip for the outside of your house.
#49 Apply glue…
#50 and add details to the front…
#52 …(we see the other sides)…
#53 …and back of your house, trimming off extra once the glue has dried
#54 Add trim
#55 Cut brown paper in scalloped and straight strips
#56 Glue them to the roof alternating a few rows of straight, then a few rows of scalloped
#57 At the peak, fold a wide piece in half and glue in place. Do this in front of and behind the chimney. Trim extra once glue is dry.
#58 Thread the end of your fishing line through the two holes in the bottom of your house and tie in a tight knot. Leave the rest of the line on the roll.
#59 Now your doll is ready to fly!
#60 Outside, put a weight of some kind on your fishing line. Unravel a good amount of the line so that when Lammily takes flight, she goes up high, but doesn’t fly away.
#61 (2 videos show the same step) Take your balloon ribbons and tie them to the loop of string that sticks out of your chimney. Now she’s ready to fly!