Sometimes you just need a little inspiration, a little prompt, just to get you started.
“What will your house look like?”
“Who will live in it?”
“What colour will you paint it?”
A few open questions and this fun My House drawing prompt and the creativity started flowing.
We had so much fun with this one page drawing prompt. These cute little paper houses open up to show you what’s inside, and you can make the windows and doors openable too!
If you are looking for more drawing ideas try this huge list of fun drawing activities for kids.
How to Make a Foldable Paper House Drawing
To make your own little house you’ll need:
- A sheet of paper
- Markers, coloured pencils or paints
- Scissors and/or craft knife (optional)
You can use our free printable My House drawing prompt, or design your own house.
You can download the free printable My House drawing prompt here.
This printable is an A4 sized pdf file, you will need a pdf reader such as adobe acrobat to open it. If you are printing on US ‘letter sized’ paper be sure to select ‘fit’ or ‘shrink to fit’ from your printer options.
Please remember that the printables at picklebums.com are for personal use only, you may not sell, share, or link directly to these files.
You need to do a few simple folds to turn your paper into a house…
Now that you have folded your house, you can carefully cut the windows and doors into flaps so they open up, and then you are ready to decorate.
It’s a good idea to close up your house, open the windows and doors, and draw what you want to see inside them first. Then you can add the rest of the inside details knowing whatever you want to see when you open the flaps are in the right spot.
We used markers for the fine detail and then used cotton buds (q-tips) with liquid watercolors to add lots of colour!
You could draw your own house, or a house from your favourite book, or a house from your imagination!
Who will live in your house?
We’d love to see your house!
If you have a go at our My House drawing prompt, we’d love to see some pictures. Tag me on instagram (@picklebums) or share a photo on our facebook page.
Read the comments or scroll down to add your own:
That is a very sweet idea… Hope my youngest one will not think she’s already too old for it.
Thanks for sharing, :-).
Lovely activity, and I love your palettes… are they an old version of the micador branded ones? They look deeper than the model you can buy now, which I would like as I use watercolour/tintex paints constantly with my kids.
They are the Micador lotus palettes. We got them a couple of years ago, but the current photos on the website look the same as the ones we have.
Great, I am going to buy some tomorrow! Thanks!
Ginny Witte says
Honestly, I am quite a creative person but your ideas are awesome and very clearly presented. I am a grandmother and love sharing these with my grandchildren. Thank you, you are a blessing. And talented!
How do you reverse the folds :(
Just open them up and fold them back the other way so the triangle shape is tucked inside.