Wednesday, July 13, 2011
DIY Super Fast Super Easy Cardboard City Skyline Parade Float
Here's how to do it:
1) Start with a bunch of broken down cardboard boxes. Each half box gets you 1 building by using the largest rectangular side as the building itself, the two smaller flaps (top and bottom of box) on either side of that as support, and the smaller side of the box as the base. See diagram for how to cut and fold the boxes.
2) Duct tape this all together, then spray paint the main building front. I used brown, gray, and a sort of sandstone beige color.
3) Use black or silver duct tape to make windows. You can make windows either as square, rectangles, or long strips of tape (I ripped the tape in half lengthwise for the long strips so they would be proportional). Here you can see some of the variations on window designs I used.