How to Make a Paper Building

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Things You'll Need

  • Paper

  • Ruler

  • Pencil

  • Scissors

  • Tape

  • Markers

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This is a great, rainy-day craft or project for a diorama. Once you make one building, you can add more to make a neighborhood or even a city. With simple materials and a little imagination, the possibilities are endless.


Step 1

Use a ruler and a pencil to divide a piece of paper into three vertical columns down the length of the paper.

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Step 2

Divide and mark the paper into four equal columns horizontally. You should now have a grid.

Step 3

Cut the paper, removing the lower three squares on the far left and far right sides of the paper. You should be left with a "T" shape.

Step 4

Crease the "T" along the pencil lines from steps 1 and 2. The "T" should fold into a rounded shape. You should see the way the house will fold together at this point.

Step 5

Tape the sides of the box that forms. Draw windows, doors and any other decoration you want.


Once you get used to how the building is put together, you can start decorating before you fold and tape the building together. You can stack these paper blocks to make high-rise buildings.


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