1 qty. 8 ½” x 11” Cardstock – for the box
1 qty. 6” x 12” Washi Paper for Kimono
1 qty. 2 ½” x 2 ½” Beige Cardstock for face #30101351 (Iced Mocha Core’dinations)
2 qty. 3 ½” x 3 ½” Cardstock for hair (black)
5” of ¼” satin ribbon for the “V” neckline – coordinating color
7” of 5/8” Satin ribbon for Obi – coordinating color
18” of 5/8” sheer ribbon for the obi bow – coordinating color
4” of 3/8” Sheer ribbon for hair bow – coordinating color
Small flower for hair embellishment
2” Circle Punch #30028743
Black Sharpie marker #91029
Galaxy Marker – White Broad point #30065775
¼” Meriken Double Stick tape #30013284
Mini Glue Dots #30001510
Pop Up Glue Dots #30001511
Pencil for tracing
Paper Trimmer #30088131
Low temp Glue Gun & Glue Sticks
Accu Cut die Cutting Machine*
Accu Cut Die – BX280J Cake Slice small*
2 qty. 16mm Wood round beads #77937607
1 qty. 2” x 2” Origami Paper for crane* #77301366 (gold)
*Note: Accu Cut Die cutting machine and dies are available for use at our Ben Franklin Crafts stores. There is no fee for use if the paper being cut has been purchased from our stores. Check with stores for details.
At one end of the 6” x 12” washi paper, cut off two 1 ½” x 5” pieces. Set aside for now, these are for the kimono sleeves.
Body and Kimono
Cut one cake slice box from cardstock using the Accu Cut Die cutting machine and die. Fold the top and bottom flaps of the box up and place onto the remaining washi paper. Carefully trace the box outline, including the long side tab. Cut out the washi paper outline. Place the washi paper onto the box, aligning the edges, and use the double stick tape to adhere the washi paper to the cardstock box. Fold the box up and use double stick tape on the top and side tabs to hold together. DO NOT tape the opening flaps closed or you will not be able to fill it with treats.
Neckline and Obi
Stand the cake box with the opening on the bottom and the wide flat side facing forward. Starting from one top edge corner, lay the double stick tape down, angling towards the center, stopping about 1 ¼” down. Repeat, starting at the other corner and coming down to form a ‘V” of tape. Lay the ¼” ribbon on the tape, miter folding at the center and then going back up to form the “v” neckline. Trim excess ribbon.
Wrap the 5/8” ribbon around the box below the “V” neck for the obi. Adhere with tape. Tie a double loopy bow with the 5/8” sheer ribbon and attach to the center back of the obi with a pop up glue dot.
Adding the Head
Use the 2” circle punch to cut out one circle from the beige cardstock for the face. Trace and cut out the hairpieces from the black cardstock. Place the front hair piece on the face and adhere with tape. Draw two dots with the Black Sharpie marker for the eyes. Let dry. Make two small dots with the white Galaxy marker for accents on the eyes.
Place the head onto the top front of the box and adhere with double stick tape. Place the back of the hair piece behind the head, matching up the edges, and tape in place.
Make a small bow from the 3/8” sheer ribbon and attach to the hair with a mini glue dot. Take a small flower and glue dot to the center of the bow.
On the wrong side of the washi paper, measure ¼” in along the long edge. Fold over and crease that line. Lay a strip of double stick tape along this ¼” section on the right side of the washi paper, but do not remove the protective layer yet. This will be used to adhere the sleeves to the body. Take the piece and fold in half so that it is now, 1 ¼” x 2 ½”. Snip the ¼” section at the fold to make the sleeve easier to shape. You can also round the outside corners of the sleeve as shown in the sample, if you prefer.
Remove the protective layer on the tape and adhere the sleeves to the sides of the body as pictured in the sample. Make sure to press the taped section against the box to secure. From the bottom of the sleeve, tape up the outer side edges of the sleeve about 1” up. Optional: You can glue in a 12mm wood bead in each sleeve for hands.
Optional: You can fold a mini origami crane and adhere to the end of the sleeve with a glue dot.
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