We can make several working models with the help of cardboard. So, today we will teach you how to make an escalator cardboard model. Let us begin.
Let us look at the supplies that are required to make an escalator cardboard model.
- Wooden Stick
- Plastic Balloon Stick
Steps To Make An Escalator Cardboard Model
Step 1: The first step is to cut the cardboard into 415 mm x 210 mm and place it on a flat surface.
Cutting the Cardboard to the appropriate size
Step 2: The second step is to trace the escalator design on the cardboard.
Tracing the Design
Step 3: Now, with the help of a rounder, make some arcs on one side of the escalator design.
Making Circular Arcs
Step 4: Then, cut the traced design on the cardboard
Cutting the Traced Design
Step 5: Take a 14 mm cardboard strip and cover the escalator in the following manner.
Sticking the Cardboard Strip
Step 6: Again, take 14 mm cardboard pieces and place them in the following manner.
Sticking Cardboard Pieces
Step 7: Then, make four cardboard strips.
Making Cardboard Strips
Step 8: Now, gently remove the outer layer of the cardboard.
Removing the Outer Layer of the Cardboard
Step 9: Take a wooden stick and then cut it down into multiple pieces with one cm each.
Cutting the Wooden Pieces
Step 10: Put those wooden sticks in the cardboard holes.
Inserting the Cardboard Pieces
Step 11: Slowly insert the cardboard strip and then stick its end.
Inserting the Cardboard Strip
Step 12: Next, draw three circles on cardboard.
Drawing Three Circles
Step 13: After cutting the three circles, stick them all together and wrap the cardboard strip over them. Once you wrap it mark the points.
Wrapping the Ring
Step 14: Stick the wooden pieces on the markings.
Sticking Wooden Pieces
Step 15: Simultaneously, make two more 25 mm and 30 mm circles.
Step 16: Stick the 30 mm circular ring on the 25 mm ring and insert a wooden stick in it.
Sticking the Rings and Inserting Wooden Strip
Step 17: Place the remaining cardboard rings on the ends of the escalator.
Placing Cardboard Rings at Corners
Step 18: Make a cardboard model and place the escalator on one side.
Cardboard Escalator model
Step 19: Simultaneously, place the other side of the escalator on the cardboard.
Fixing the Cardboard Rings
Step 20: Take a balloon stick and then fix it with the help of small circular cardboard.
Fixing Circular Cardboard Rings at Balloon Sticks
Step 21: With the help of a wooden stick, insert the cardboard wheels at the top.
Fixing the Cardboard Wheels
Step 22: Make some cardboard stairs, fix them in the escalator, and fix the wooden pieces at the sides.
Fixing the Stairs
Step 23: The last step is to decorate the escalator.
- We recommend you use new cardboard for building an escalator
Things To Remember
- Make sure you leave one hole after inserting four wooden sticks.
Saquib Siddiqui is a Mechanical Engineer and a content creator. He has special interest in science experiments and teaches the same to school and college students. He is also a technical lead at RUDE LABS PVT. LTD.