Classical Paper Guitar

Materials

  • Cardstock or construction paper: black, red, grey, lt. brown, dk. brown
  • White thread, six 15" lengths
  • Silver paper fasteners, six

Tools

  • Hole punch
  • API Crafter's Pick The Ultimate Glue!

Basic Supplies

scissors, ruler, black marker

Directions

STEP 1

  • Print and cut out pattern. Measure and cut 1-1/4"x2" red paper rectangle (head), 1" black paper circle (sound hole), 1/2"x2-1/2" black paper rectangle (bridge), 1/4"x1-1/2" grey rectangle (center of bridge), 1/4"x3/4" grey rectangle (nut), 3/4"x6" dk. brown paper rectangle (fingerboard), and one 1-1/2" lt. brown paper circle (sound hole trim).

STEP 2

  • Use black marker to outline shapes.

STEP 3

  • Following diagram, glue guitar shapes onto guitar, except bridge.

STEP 4

  • Use hole punch to punch three holes on each side of head and along bridge.

STEP 5

  • Measure and cut six 15" thread lengths (strings). Insert string ends through holes on bridge. Knot ends on back. Glue bridge on front of guitar.

STEP 6

  • For machine heads, insert paper fasteners on ends of head. Wrap string ends from bridge around paper fasteners; spot glue ends.
by Mary Ayres

Patterns

http://dd4t7shsv7606.cloudfront.net/patterns/2360/acbc9cdd-47a3-4579-a088-3ffa18105422.pdf



Classical Paper Guitar
Classical Paper Guitar