Thursday, February 2, 2017

Shark Open Mouth Treat Box

Shark Open Mouth Treat Box-JMRush
Shark size approximate: W 5.5” x H 3”x L 7.5”
Approximate box size: W 2.5” x D 1 x H 4” 

This box opens by lifting the character’s head to to expose the opening to the treat box. This simple to construct design would be perfect to hold your goodies for Valentine’s Day or birthday parties. This design is compatible with both 8X12 and 12X12 mats.

You can purchase the Silhouette design file here:

1. Cut the design pieces. ( I used double sided card stock)
2. Flip the box base over. Fold score lines on the box base.
3. Apply glue to the two small vertical side tabs at the bottom of the box base.
4. Secure the two small vertical side tabs to the 1 inch (width) rectangles just above them. Apply glue to the very left corner of the horizontal tab just below the two side tabs that you just glued. ( My finger is pointing to the section in the photo:) Secure this corner to the vertical tab to the left.
5. Apply glue to the topside of the vertical and horizontal panel. Secure the final panel creating a complete box.
6. Flip one of the small and one of the large fins over. Apply glue to the fin above the score line. Attach the coordinating fin with each. Once the fin has dried, bend tabs out a bit.
7.  Glue the open oval teeth piece to the coordinating shape on the long mouth base base.
8. Fold the long mouth piece at the score line and glue the shark head with teeth and small eyes to the coordinating shape on the combined long mouth base.
9. Apply glue to the topside of the tabs on the combined small fin.
10. Place the top of the small fin through the slot on the tail piece.
11. Push the fin all the way through and secure the glued tabs to the bottom of the tail piece.
12. Repeating steps for the large fin with the shark head with a slot.
13. Secure the tab on the box base by tucking the tab on the inside of the box and feeding it through the slot. Apply glue to the underside of the tab and secure to the box.
14. Apply glue to the tab side of the box base. Flip the box base over and secure it to the coordinating shape on the rectangular piece with two fins and a tail; aligning the edges of the rectangle.
15.  Apply glue to the backside of the combined small fin and secure it to the coordinating shape (tail section) of the combined box base.

16. Glue the combined shark head/large fin to the coordinating shape of the combined long mouth base.
17. Glue the bottom of the combined long mouth piece to the top of the combined box base; aligning the oval cut outs in the middle.
18. I used enamel dots to accent his eyes and filled him with Swedish fish:)

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