||(Picture three) This is the tricky part! Cut the
center shapes along the heavy lines in the front to make the stage opening
and also the side rails. Look at Picture Four to see how we use these
shapes. The wide part of the cut for the stage opening is 10", like
the marquee. And it is about 6 1/4" high. But leave "flaps"
about 1 1/2" wide at the sides. Fold these flaps in along the dotted
lines to give the stage opening strength. Also fold back the outside flaps
and tabs to form corners.
|| (Picture Four) This is how the
parts go together. Be sure to study this picture carefully. All the flaps
and tabs fold back, which makes them easy to staple! The back folds just
like the front.
||Step One: Tape folded tabs to folded flap tops on
stage front and stage back.
||Step Two: Staple Side Rails to stage front sides.
Next staple side rails to stage back. Now add the marquee to the front
with tape or staples and decorate your new stage with construction paper,
like the pink strip across the stage front at the bottom, or add your name
to the marquee! You may even make a curtain from construction paper for
your theater like Polly and I did in our video!