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Ferris Wheel

  • Papercraft
  • 1-2 hours
  • Intermediate

You will need:

  • Coloured card stock of your choosing
  • Thick card i.e. grey board
  • 6mm Dowling cut into 1 x 13 cm length and 8 x 10 cm length
  • Doeflex
  • Marker Pen

For the carriage you will need:

  • In coloured cardstock
  • Carriage Holder x 8 (if using a thinner card cut double and mat together for strength)
  • Carriage Mat x 8
  • Carriage x 8

For the stand you will need:

  • Side Joins and Base x 1 Grey board
  • Side Joins and Base x 2 Coloured Card
  • Side x 2 Grey Board
  • Side x 4 Coloured Card
  • Side Mat x 2 Coloured Card
  • Star Mat as desired

For the wheel you will need:

  • Side Mat x 2 Coloured Card
  • Side x 2 Grey Board
  • Side x 4 Coloured Card
  • Star Mat as desired

Stand instructions:

  1. Colour the edges of the grey board pieces with a marker pen in the colour of your choosing.

  2. Mat the coloured card pieces to both sides of their corresponding grey board pieces.

  3. Glue the Side pieces to the long edges of the Base piece.

  4. Using the Joins pieces, glue into place at each end of the stand so it is joined together as shown in the below.

  5. Mat the Side Mat pieces to the sides of the stand and decorate with the Star Mat pieces as desired.

Wheel instructions:

  1. Colour the edges of the grey board pieces with a marker pen in the colour of your choosing.

  2. Mat the coloured card Side pieces to either side of the Side pieces.

  3. Mat the Side Mat pieces to one side of each Side piece.

  4. Decorate with the Star Mat as desired.

Carriage instructions:

  1. Using the long Carriage piece, glue the small tabs along the rounded edge of one of the curved carriage pieces as shown in the below left image.

  2. Repeat with another rounded piece on the other side of the long carriage piece.

  3. Mat the remaining rounded carriage pieces to the inside of the carriage so the tabs are covered up as shown in the image below right.

  4. Mat one of the Carriage Mat pieces to one of the outside faces of the carriage.

  5. Glue the carriage holder pieces to the top edge of both sides of the carriage as shown in the image below right.

  6. Repeat steps 1 to 5 for the remaining carriages. There should be 8 complete carriages in total.

Assembly instructions:

  1. Using the13 cm dowling, thread one of the discs onto the end. Thread this through the front of the stand as shown in the image below right.

  2. Secure on the reverse of the front of the stand with another disc, then thread a further disc on leaving a roughly 0.5 cm gap.

  3. Thread one of the side pieces on to the dowling inside the stand and secure in place with a disc.

  4. Repeat this formation in reverse on the opposite side so the two side pieces of the wheel are secured into the stand.

  5. Using one of the 10 cm pieces of dowling, thread a disc onto the end and thread through one of the holes at the edges of the wheel sides.

  6. Thread another disc onto the dowling to secure the wheel and dowling in place. Leave a small gap and thread another disc on to the dowling.

  7. Thread the carriage onto the dowling through the holes in the carriage holder. Repeat the disc formation in reverse on the other side to secure the carriage in place as shown in the below left image.

  8. Repeat with the remaining carriages.