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The Jolly Book Of Boxcraft | by Patten Beard



Near Jollyplay in Boxland, on Boxcraft Road to Fun, There lies a children's village - a very happy one. Its buildings are all boxes - the hotel and the store, The school-house and the station, and many others more! The name of it is Boxville. Its villagers are toys, And those who build in Boxville are merry girls and boys. You, too, may go to Boxland to make a house for play -Look! Here, you'll see the guide-post! Before you lies the way. Take cardboard boxes with you - maybe, some paste or glue, A pencil, and a paint-box, - and take your scissors too. I'll tell you all about it. We'll start - the turning's here; It was a fairy told me about this village, dear!

TitleThe Jolly Book Of Boxcraft
AuthorPatten Beard
PublisherFrederick A. Stokes Company Publishers
Year1914
Copyright1914, Frederick A. Stokes Company
AmazonThe Jolly Book of Boxcraft
Book Cover: The Jolly Book Of Boxcraft

The Jolly Book Of Boxcraft

By Patten Beard

With Sixty-Eight Photographic Illustrations By G. S. North Front

Models Made And Arranged By The Author And With Twenty-Three Diagrams By E. D. Pattee

New York

Frederick A. Stokes Company Publishers

Copyright, 1914, By Frederick A. Stokes Company

All Rights Reserved

Second Printing

September, 1914

This Book Is Dedicated To All Little Children And To "Nimblefingers," "Happy Thought" And "Play"

-Author's Note
The Jolly Book of Boxcraft has been enlarged and rewritten from work started in May, 1909. This work was purchased by St. Nicholas, Little Folks, Good Housekeeping, The Congregationalist and Christi...
-Introduction. The Boxcraft Road
Near Jollyplay in Boxland, on Boxcraft Road to Fun, There lies a children's village - a very happy one. Its buildings are all boxes - the hotel and the store, The school-house and the station, and man...
-The Little White Cottage Of Boxville
Material Required for Making a Little Cottage: one shoe-box with its cover, a twelve-inch square of cardboard, three small boxes, and a bit of glacine paper to make window-glass. Here is the little...
-The Boxville Store
Material Required for Making a Boxville Store: one shoe-box with two shoe-box covers, two long pencils, two spools, waxed paper, and small boxes. The village store of Boxville is made from a shoe-b...
-The District School Of Boxville
The District School of Boxville. It is made from a shoe-box. Inside view of the Boxville School. The desks are all cut from small oblong boxes. The benches are boxes also; and the s...
-The Little Church Of Boxville
Material Required for Making a Boxville Church: one shoe-box with its cover, one narrow box about six or seven inches long, one oblong box cover three or four inches long, three small box covers of ab...
-The Boxville Railway Station
Boxville Railway Station is built from a shoe-box and four shoe-box covers. Pencils are used for pillars that hold the long roof of the platform in place. Inside view of Boxville R...
-B. R. R. Freight Station And Shoe-Box Tunnel
Material Required to Make a Boxville Freight Station: one shoe-box cover, one shallow cover of a box about eight or nine inches long and seven or eight inches wide, and the lower half of a deep box ab...
-Hotel Bandbox And How To Furnish It
Bandbox Hotel is made of a square hat-box. Bandbox Hotel has an opening at the back so that one may play inside easily. Partitions of rooms are made with shoe-boxes from which end rim...
-The Shoe-Box Apartment House
Material Required to Make a Shoe-box Apartment House: one shoe-box with the whole of its cover, one small box about two inches long, and small boxes and spools for furnishing the apartment house. Y...
-A Boxville Residence
A Boxville Residence which is made from a deep letter-paper box and its cover. The Garage is made from a deep square letter-paper box. The cover of the box is its roof. Mater...
-The Boxville Garage Or Stable
Material Required to Make a Boxville Garage or Stable: one deep letter-paper box with its cover. Here is a toy garage. It belongs to the residence of Mr. Doll of Boxville. Would you like to make a ...
-Making A Boxville Garden
Material Required to Make a Greenhouse: the half of some deep box from five to seven inches long and about five inches deep (the half of a box such as is usually to be found at a hardware store), abou...
-Boxville Boat-House Or Yacht Club
The Boat-house or Yacht Club is made from the half of a deep box about eight inches long. Its roof and floor are shoe-box covers. The flagstaff is a pencil. Boxcraft Houseboat is m...
-The Houseboat "Boxcraft"
Material Required to Make a Houseboat: the covers of two large shoe-boxes, and the lower half of a child's shoe-box. Here is a jolly houseboat, the very thing to sail on Silver Paper Lake. Little...
-Camp Box On Mirror Lake
Camp Box on Mirror Lake. Its tents are made from the halves of shallow boxes. Trees are made of clothespins. Material Required to Make Camp Box: a yard or two of green crape paper for gr...
-The Gipsy Cart Of Boxville Highway
The Boxville Gipsy Cart is made from a correspondence-card box. Material Required to Make a Toy Gipsy Cart: a deep oblong box such as correspondence cards are packed in, also five square in...
-The Shepherd's Hut And The Sheepfold
Material Required for Making the Shepherd's Hut: a yard or two of green crape paper, some corrugated cardboard, half a small square box about four inches high, and, if you have it, silver paper to mak...
-Building A Box Bridge
The Bridge over Mirror Lake. It is made from a long shallow box with a cover. Material Required to Make a Box Bridge: a long cardboard box with cover, a strip of cardboard about ten inches...
-Building A Toy Windmill
Material Required for Making a Windmill: a box made with curved sides about five inches deep, a half-sheet of cardboard, and a long pencil. From any deep box with round sides, you may make a windmi...
-Boxville Barn And Farmyard
The Boxville Barn and Farmyard. The roof of the barn is made of two shoe-box covers. The fence for the Barnyard is made of a box rim. Material Required to Make a Barn and Farm-yard: the...
-Box Brothers' Animal Show
Material Required to Make an Animal Show: small boxes of all shapes and sizes, spools, and candy-box favors, a round bandbox cover to make a circus ring. The cover of a round bandbox will make a sp...
-Circus Tent And Circus Grounds
A view taken inside the Circus Grounds. The walls are corrugated card-board. The cages are boxes with covers; and the booth is the lower half of a candy box. Material Required to Make a Cir...
-Boxtown Zoo Garden
This is Boxtown Zoo. Its cages are cut from shoe-boxes. Box rims are used to make enclosures for the animals. Material Required to Make a Boxtown Zoo: some shoe-boxes, their covers...
-Boxtown Hose House
Boxtown's Hose House. It is made from a deep square box. The roof is the cover of another box. Material Required for Making a Hose House: a box deep and square, about six or seven inches...
-How To Make A Wigwam
Material Required to Make the Wigwam: half a round bandbox cover and a few small sticks or pencils. Why, of course, you may make an Indian wigwam! It will take about two minutes to make one like th...
-Fort Box
This is Fort Box. It is made from a deep box and its cover. Material Required to Make a Box Fort: a deep, square box with its cover. A round hair-pin box and a spool will make a cannon for ...
-How To Build A Toy Castle And A Fairyland House
Material Required to Make a Castle: any box, either round or square - one at least six or seven inches deep is best. Material Required to Make a Fairyland House: an oblong box deep enough for door ...
-Boxes Used As Blocks
Building Blocks and Box Building with small boxes. Building Animals and Box People from a collection of boxes. Material Required for Block Building: an assortment of boxes varied...
-Making A Noah's Ark For Cracker Animals
A Noah's Ark with cracker animals. Material Required for Making a Noah's Ark: a child's shoe-box without a cover, the cover of a large shoe-box, and some shallow box with cover about te...
-A Box Savings-Bank For Pennies
A Savings-bank made to hold pennies. The pennies are dropped down its finding new ways to use your boxes in this kind of play. It is always new, for you may always find different kinds of box...
-How To Make A Toy Wagon And Sled Or Sleigh
Material Required to Make a Toy Wagon: the half of any oblong cardboard box. A few square inches of cardboard will be required, from which to cut cardboard disks for the wheels of the cart. Materia...
-The China Doll's Crib, Go-Cart, And May Basket
Doll's Crib made from the lower half of a box, with pill-box legs. The Go-cart is cut from half of an oblong box. The Basket is half a box. The Express Wagon is the cover of a c...
-A Toy Dog Kennel For A Toy Dog
Material Required to Construct a Toy Kennel: a small box without its cover, the cover of some larger box that is square, and cardboard. Here is a picture of Fido, my little dog. I made him a kennel...
-How To Make A Teddy Bear's Wheelbarrow
Wheelbarrow cut from the lower half of an oblong box. Material Required for Making a Toy Wheelbarrow: the lower half of a candy box or a similar shaped box, one round pill-box for the barro...
-Office Furniture For Dolls
Material Required to Make the Office Furniture: the end of the lower half of a shoe-box makes the desk, a spool with a round box cover makes the desk stool, a high round box four inches high makes a f...
-How To Make A Dolls' Hammock
The Doll's Couch Hammock. It is cut from the cover of a hardware box. Material Required to Make a Dolls' Couch Hammock: the lower half of any oblong box that is deep. One seven or eight in...
-How To Make A Theater Or Punch Show
Material Required to Make a Theater or Punch Show: a deep, square letter-paper box and its cover, and some postal cards with colored views. Would you like to make a toy theater or Punch Show to pla...
-How To Make A Toy Merry-Go-Round
The Merry-go-Round is made from the covers of two round bandboxes, a cardboard roll and penny cut-outs purchased at the children's penny store. Material Required to Make a Toy Merry-go-ro...
-Making A Boxcraft Automobile
Material Required to Build a Box Automobile: a one-pound candy box with cover, a sample candy box (oblong ten-cent size), one round box three inches in diameter, about ten inches of cardboard from whi...
-How To Furnish A Doll-House
Material Required to Make Furniture for a Doll-house: cardboard boxes of all kinds, especially flat letter-paper boxes, jeweler's boxes, correspondence-card boxes. Pencils and spools may be of help in...
-How To Make The Boxcraft Game, "Ringfling"
Material Required to Make Ringfling : the deep lower half of a box over seven inches square, four long pencils, and about twelve square inches of card-board. Ringfling is a jolly game. I am sure ...
-The Game Of "Shoot The Chutes"
The Boxcraft Game of Shoot the Chutes. It is played with spools. Material Required to Make the Game of Shoot the Chutes: a long box and its cover, and one high box without a cover - so...
-The Boxcraft Game, "One-Two-I-Catch-You"
Material Required to Make One-Two-I-Catch-You: a square box cover and two buttons, one dark and one light. The counter is a round pill-box. (A square pill-box will do as well.) This boxcraft game...
-The Funny Game Of "Mister Box"
Material Required to Make the Funny Game of Mister Box: one large box with a cover - one similar to a shoe-box - two or three spools. Funny Mr. Box, a Boxcraft Game, played with spools....
-How To Make A Magic Box
Material Required to Make a Magic Box: two small oblong boxes with covers that slide over an inner drawer. Both boxes must be about an inch and a half long. Both must be duplicates of each other. Abou...
-Diagram One
Cut the cardboard sides of your box as the heavy black lines indicate. Fold outward upon the dotted lines. A. A plain window without blinds or awning. Cut the cardboard out on al...
-Diagram Two
Cut the cardboard of your box sides as the heavy black lines indicate. Fold outward where there are dotted lines. A. Single door. Cut at top and side (if need be, at the base also). Fold the ...
-Diagram Three
Side Walls. Sloping Roof. Place For Chimney Or Tower This shows the shape of the cardboard pieces that are used to form side walls for a sloping roof; also the box cover roof placed in positi...
-Diagram Four
Bridge And R.R. Tunnel By cutting the ends or sides of boxes, tunnels or bridges may be made. Cut where the heavy black line indicates. A. The bridge is made by cutting a semi...
-Diagram Five
Pattern For Windmill Sails Take a square piece of paper. Fold it through its center once. Fold the two halves to make quarters. Draw the outline Z on the piece of paper folded into quarters, ...
-Diagram Six
Bench Form And Bed Cut your box when it is inverted where the heavy black lines show. A. A bench form is made by cutting to right and left of each corner of the lower half of an inverted b...
-Diagram Seven
The pergola is made from an inverted shoe-box. The lower half of the box is used. Cut the bottom from the box, leaving a narrow rim around the bottom. Cut the ends as shown in the diagram by t...
-Diagram Eight
Zoo Or Circus Cage Cut the cardboard box sides as indicated by the heavy black line in the diagram. Zoo cages are cut on each side. Circus cages are cut top and bottom of the box, and the box...
-Diagram Nine
Dolls' Theater Or Punch Show The theater is made from a deep square box placed to stand upon its rims, upon its cover. The opening A is cut upon one side of the box and bent inward where the ...
-Diagram Ten
Sleigh And Sled A. A sled is made by cutting the cover or lower half of a box that has been placed to stand upon its rims. Rims are cut off at each end of the box or cover. The...
-Diagram Eleven
The Game-Board And Rings For Ringfling, A Boxcraft Game A. This is the way to draw the sections for the game-board of Ringfling. Draw from corner to corner of the box upon ...
-Diagram Twelve
Game-Board For One-Two-I-Catch-You Draw this figure upon the top of your box. Draw from corner to corner, and from center of side to center of side, across the top of the box. Paint sec...
-Diagram Thirteen
The Magic Box This shows a small box with sliding cover which draws over an inner drawer. A is the drawer. At its center, crosswise, there is a piece of stick fitted into the box. Holes ar...









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