Hello everyone! This is my first craft post, and I'm so excited! I figured this would go in Misc. because it's not really a paper craft since it came already pre-done in the box. If I'm not allowed to post something from a kit, please tell me so I don't make the same mistake twice!
So while on vacation in Germany, I stumbled upon this paper carousel that I thought would be wonderful for my stepmother! I did not know what I was getting into.
4 weeks later, I open the box and get to craftin'. Now to shed some light, this carousel is a whopping 900 pieces, all paper! The directions were all
in either German or French, so I pretty much had some "craft by looking at the pictures" moments. I'm sad that I didn't take WIP photos, because some of it looked pretty intimidating.
The finished product!http://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=270625
A close up of the middle mast and the carriage:http://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=270628
A close up of the top panels (a little blurry):http://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=270627
A close up of the carriage and a horse:http://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=270626
Size comparison with a water bottle:http://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=270625http://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=270629
P.S. This carousel actually works! There is a hand crank that makes the body move, and there is a sound system that plays some traditional carousel music! All in all, this craft took me about a week and a half because some of the parts needed to dry overnight. Lots of glue involved, so much that my hands smelled like it for about 3 days afterwards.
Comments and Criticisms are appreciated and welcomed
Thanks for looking!