Balsa wood or Bass wood sheets. Available
on-line HERE, or from your local craft store.
Study the e-Book first to learn what sizes of
wood you will need for each separate project.
Gaffer's tape Occasionally we will use
this for hinges. It is available in a variety of
colors, but for most of our purposes, white or
black gaffer's tape will do.
Masking tape- We will use this in
construction to hold pieces of light wood
together until the glue joints have finished
drying. You'll need lots of inexpensive masking
tape. As far as we are concerned, it all is
reusable or repositionable as we modern crafts
Paint use latex paint for easy clean
up. Youll need a large can of flat black
paint, and smaller cans of colors for
decorations. For smoother finishes, use spray
paint. Don't forget to wear a mask!
A metal yardstick or meterstick
for measuring and drawing straight edges. You'll
want a metal one for helping you cut the wood in
a straight line without cutting your measuring
straight edge at the same time. Razors are sharp!
Some bricks and clamps to hold
the wood pieces in position while they dry.
Various plastic containers
(margerine tubs, plastic tops of packages, etc.)
These are useful for mixing glue and paints, etc.
Hole punches are useful for
making spots for dice in paper that are then
glued to the wooden dice. The more primative way
is to draw around a coin on paper and then cut
out the circle with scissors.