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Antique Mailing Box
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Make a beautiful and authentic, Antique Mailing Box for your dragonís egg.

Antique Dragonís Egg mailing  box

Dragonry illustrated letter Over a hundred years ago, the trade in dragonís eggs and other artefacts from antiquity was an established Victorian pastime. Gentlemen of wealth throughout the world were obsessed with expeditions to unexplored regions of the world aiming to unlock the ďdark interiorsĒ of the great continents of Africa, Asia, the South Americas. Swarthy, sunburned and occasionally nursing minor injuries, larger-than-life adventurers could be heard up and down the land regaling dinner party guests with their stories of tiger hunts, strange beasts and sometimes even encounters with fire breathing dragons.
. . . However, the only satisfaction for the wonder lust of those unable to travel due to, family ties, business commitments or a lack of available funds, was to engage in correspondence with any one of a number of dubious trading companies from those distant lands; the sort of company who placed advertisements for strange articles of ĎInterest and Curiosity - for Purchase by Post' through small advertisements in the back pages of the National Daily Press.
. . . For the cost of anything from a few shillings to many hundreds of guineas, a gentleman (or gentlewoman) with a thirst for knowledge could purchase most extraordinary curios from the comfort of their writing table. The only endurance that then had to be overcome, in the acquisition of such articles, was the arduous wait while the precious parcel made its way from one of the Four Corners of the World, by sea (via tramp steamer) or sometimes mule and often steam locomotive to the purchaser's home.
. . . Now you have a chance to make a beautiful Antique Mailing Box, just like those exciting parcels the Victorians used to receive. Itís a perfect fit for your Dragonís Eggs, but it could be used for keeping anything in. The Transit label on the front has been left blank for you to carefully fill in all the intriguing details of the contents of your special parcel. If you like the look of this project, then you might also like to have a peak at the Special Delivery Dragons Stamps so that you can make up a whole range of different parcels.
. . . The download comes in both US Letter size and A4. This download gives you everything you need to make the Antique Mailing box, the instructions, a template and the box outer printable. Please note that these are quite large files due to the high quality of the image used. Download only once and print multiple times as needed once downloaded.


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We can't wait to see the pictures of what youíve made. Kids love it when the things you made together are published, so go on upload a picture of what you made. It's easy, just go to your dadcando My Page and upload your pictures into this project and we'll put one of them right here in the project picture gallery.

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nepenthe's Antique Mailing Box
Posted by nepenthe - While I used the basic template for the mailing box I created my own wrap-around -- some of the images were printed directly onto the box (some of the stamps) and others were independently created and then glued on (a different transit label that I filled in before printing, altered stamps from 'Lemuria', etc). I then ran the sheet through the printer again to overlay some different postal marks, so they looked as though they had been actually stamped on by a postal worker. It took a few attempts getting everything laid out in a desktop publishing program for the printing and re-printing to come out correctly, but I think it turned out well in the end and my daughter loved it... which is what counts!Spacer
sausages's Antique Mailing Box
Posted by sausages - I keep my potions inside mine!!!Spacer
AbbieX's Antique Mailing Box
Posted by AbbieX - I used purple poster board as the base for the print outs of the top and the inside of the box. It made the box stiff. I would prefer to use a slightly thicker poster board type paper in the future. The box came out great.Spacer
demodemo's Antique Mailing Box
Posted by demodemo - Box for my Chinese Red Fang eggSpacer
mylie's Antique Mailing Box
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Harry Potter is all done. Of course there are rumours of an eighth book and the fact that we still have two films to go (as the last film will be split into two). It's going to be a long summer, but November will come round soon enough and the bitter sweet joy of seeing another HP film will be tempered by the fact that there is definitely only one more after that. Nevertheless, while you wait, thereís always more than enough magic in the air for you to recreate events at Hogwarts, the Burrow or the Ministry of Magic, by making your own models of Hogwarts wizarding paraphernalia.
wizards wands models Homemade wizardís wands, Golden Snitches, or beautiful writing quills and loads of other Potteresk things are all here, ready for you to download on dadcando.

lyras model alethiometerEven if youíre just a muggle and have had enough of Harry Potter, there are plenty of other magical fantasy stories to keep you interested in the Magical Art of Making. All the Chronicles of Narnia are all being turned into films, as are the stories of Lyra in the books of His Dark Materials trilogy. Whenever we see interesting things in these films and stories, we will bring you them as best magical fantasy craft projects, so that you can turn your hand to making magic, and conjuring up some really cool stuff to amaze your friends.

Victorian domed glass case made from soda bottle real writing phoenix quillNow you can make your very own Victorian Domed glass display case, from a 2 litre soda bottle, to display all your favourite projects and artifacts really beautifully. With our simple instructions, the results of just an afternoon's making will be really cool, good enough to be film props in fact, and better than anything you can buy, because you made it yourself.

Or why not make a beautiful writing quill from either a hippogryph, phoenix or snowy owl feather . And because no quill would be complete without its own ink pot, there are also some easy to follow instructions and printables, for making the most fantastical, magical Ink-pots.

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