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Monday, February 27, 2012

Pop-Up Scale Model of the Mishkan - Parshios Terumah & Vayakhel

This Parsha project requires some preparation to be used at the Shabbos table. But it is fun and easy. If you like projects like this  - head over to http://chinuchenergy.blogspot.com


 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.

Step 6: Add the three layers of the mishkan

To store: Put the three covering underneath the base, flatten the curtains and vessels and fold down flat


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