Each house pattern is made to be printed on a regular 8.5” x 11” piece of cover weight photocopy paper. The complete instructions walk you through the process of creating a charming model paper house. I have included illustrated guides as well as full color photos of the process. Collect all of them and make your own village or Christmas Town. The download allows you to print as many copies for yourself or your classroom as you desire. Please do not give them away or resell them. Support your local artists who need to eat and pay rent too.
You receive a 12 to 14-page pdf file with the patterns, directions and alternative suggestions for coloring, etc. Perfect for gifts for special occasions, classroom projects or just family fun events, like sleep-overs and cabin-fever curatives.
The Montana Log House has elements that add to the difficulty level and can be left off without affecting the overall structure adversely. The steps with railing are made by cutting out the railings in the pattern and gluing to the house under the doors. I used an Xacto knife to carefully cut out the areas between the rails. This is optional and can be left as is if you like. I colored both the front and back of the paper so the railing would look uniform. Then I cut and stacked extra scrap pieces of paper in staggering levels to make the steps. This takes some time but really adds to the overall charm. Also optional are the beams glued under the eaves of each roof section. I made each beam by coloring and cutting strips of scrap paper and then rolling them using a paper bead making/rolling tool. With the extra rolled pieces, I glued a stack of them together to make a woodpile for those cold winter nights.
The structure is created by one main building and two smaller buildings glued to the main building where the pattern shows. I loved coloring my buildings to look like rough-hewn logs but the house can be colored any way you like. Without the more difficult elements the house is good for 2nd or 3rd grades and up. With the railing and steps plus the beams, an older student through high school would find this challenging and interesting.
The finished house measures about 4” x 4” x 5”.
Materials for construction:
Printed pattern on heavy paper
Colored pencil or markers
Acrylic paint, optional
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Dancing Paintbrush Co
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