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What You Need: 85 burnt-tipped matches to make
cross (burn the match tips before class time. I separated mine into
three batches, placed them in a stainless steel sink, laid the tips
side-by-side and then lit them.); Tacky glue; 8.5" x 11" card
board or chip board; pencil; scissors.
Draw a 2" vertical line and an intersecting
horizontal line slightly above the center of your board. Cut off the tips of two
matches. Cut both matches in half. Glue to the horizontal and vertical
Step Two: Place a thin layer of glue
around cross to make an "X" (approximately 1 1/4" wide
and the length of the matches). With burnt tips facing out, lay seven matches side-by-side into
the glue in all four corners.
Step Three: Place a thin
layer of glue on the board for the top of the cross (approximately
2" wide). With
burnt tips facing out, lay eleven matches side-by-side into the glue.
Do the same on the sides and bottom of the cross.
Step Four: Place one more
row of eleven matches on the bottom of the cross to finish it off.
Allow glue to dry, then frame it.
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