Make this super cute paper doll’s house from one sheet of paper!
There is nothing we like more than turning a fun paper project into a fun printable project.
My big kids have caught the printable bug off me, so when they learned to fold a cute origami ‘doll’s house’ at school, they came home full of ideas for turning it into a printable.
With a few alterations to the size and traditional folding instructions, and some creative inspiration from my kids, we created this fun folded paper doll’s house free printable, and a couple of cute printable people to live in the house too!
This paper doll’s house is a great craft project to keep the kids busy on a rainy day. You could also use it for imaginative play, or story telling. I wonder if you could make some fairly tale characters and use it to retell your favourite story.
How to Make a Paper Doll’s House
This cute little doll’s house is made from one A4 sheet of paper (if you are using US Letter sized paper just be sure to select ‘shrink’ or ‘shrink to fit’ from your printer options) and it is super quick and easy to make.
To make this paper craft project you’ll need the free printable template (download below), printer paper or cardstock, a printer, some coloured pencils or markers, glue and scissors.
Once you have printed both pages, start by colouring in Mr and Mrs Pickle, then cut them out and attach a folded paper tab to their backs so they can stand up.
You could also use this same technique to design your own characters to live in the house. Simply draw a character and attach the paper tabs from the printable to help them stand up.
Next, add some colour and detail to the house. You could use coloured pencils, markers, or even watercolour paints to add colours and details to the house.
When it is folded the side with the tiled roof will become the outside of the house, and the other side will become the inside. So don’t forget to add a garden out the front and some furniture inside.
When you are done simply follow the easy step by step instructions in the video below to fold your house and you are ready to play.
Free Printable Paper Doll’s House
This free printable paper doll’s house template includes a printable house template, and a page with Mr and Mrs Pickle.
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.
We had a little village full of paper doll’s houses all made in an hour or so one afternoon!
I hope you have as much fun making this paper craft as we did.
If you make your own folded paper house and Mr and Mrs Pickle we’d love to see how they turn out. You can share your image on my facebook page, or post it on instagram and tag @picklebums or use #picklebums.
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This fun kid’s craft is part of the Kids Crafts 101 Series, 14 easy children’s crafts made with everyday materials. Pop over to Red Ted Art to check out the other projects.