How do I Make a Miniature of Fallingwater House?

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How do I Make a Miniature of Fallingwater House?
With scissors and paper, anyone can make a model of Fallingwater. (scissors and papers image by stassad from

Fallingwater House is one of Frank Lloyd Wright's most famous creations. He built it for the Kaufman family in the 1930s. One of the things that makes the building so unique is how the building design integrates into the natural landscape. There are many options to build a model. Architectural companies build scale models from wood and plaster. With the plans provided from the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, a skilled craftsman can make a 1-foot to 1-inch scale model. LEGO also offers a kit to make a version of the iconic building. But you can make the easiest model out of paper.

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Things you need

  • Printer
  • Paper, heavy bond
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Glue
  • Ruler (optional)
  • Pencil or pen (optional)

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  1. 1

    Log on to the computer and go to the Paper Toys website in the Resource.

  2. 2

    Print out all three pages of building parts and the instructions.

  3. 3

    Cut out both pieces on page one. Fold each piece according to the fold lines and glue the tabs of the hill onto the corresponding spots on the base.

  4. 4

    Cut out the detailed pieces on page two. Fold each piece according to the fold lines and glue the building parts on their spaces according to their numbered position.

  5. 5

    Cut out the detailed pieces out on the third page. Fold the pieces and glue them into their numbered positions.

Tips and warnings

  • Cut and assemble each page before moving on to the next page.
  • For clean, crisp fold lines, use a ruler to bend the paper. Use the side of a pencil or pen and firmly press down on each fold to crease the heavy paper.

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