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How to Make a 3D Paper House

Updated July 19, 2017

Paper houses are a craft young children may enjoy. They can craft the paper house to look like their own house, a neighbour's or a famous historic house. Since you are working with paper, you need not worry about much except for the possibility of a paper cut. Most of the print outs you can base the houses on are in black and white though, so the kids have the opportunity to colour the house the way they want.

Select a paper house template from the References links below. Print the template. Colour in the template pieces with markers.

Cut along the edge of the template with scissors. Fold all of the line portions of the template.

Apply glue to the folded tabs that say "glue". Attach the tabs to the corresponding sides of the template. Press the paper portions together to firmly adhere the two pieces.

Things You'll Need

  • Construction paper
  • Printer
  • Scissors
  • Paper glue
  • Markers
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Heath Wright has been writing since 2000. He was first published in the eighth grade for his poetry. Since then, he has written journalism for his high school. He was also a contributing writer and editorial assistant for "The Quill," the newsletter of the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival. He has a Bachelor of Arts in theater and a minor in marketing.