I loved making a mishkan out of cake but it was a pain. Black fondant is hard to work with, and after all the work, I was only left with crumb. Last year, I set to work trying to figure out how to make a mishkan out of paper that was easy enough for a third grader to do and could be transported home in a folder.. I came up with my prototype last year and this year made it digital.
PDF - Complete Instructions and Mishkan Model Using 3 sheets of legal size paper, a pair of scissors, and a bit of glue anyone can create a scale model of the mishkan. The complete instructions are on page 1 & 2 of the PDF
Step 1: Print off the first two pages double sided on legal paper & the second two pages each on its own legal paper.
Step 2: Color both sides of the pages according to the instructions. The parts that are labeled blue, red, purple, and gold are for the fabric made of 6 threads of red, 6 threads of blue, 6 threads of purple and 1 thread of gold.
Step 3: Cut out on the black lines, and follow the directions for folding
Step 4: Glue
Step 5: Sharpen creases and bend down the curtains.