Paper houses can be a fun craft project. Whether you're trying to make a small housing for your toys, a diorama for a school project, or just for fun. It's easy to make a miniature house with nothing more than paper and water. Start today too.
Method 1 of 4: Preparing to Make a Paper House
Step 1. Gather the ingredients
The materials needed vary, depending on the type of house to be made. However, all of these materials are easily available.
- To make an origami house, all you need is a piece of origami paper or plain paper, scissors, a marker or a ballpoint pen.
- Making a paper house for dolls is a little more complex, but still quite easy. You will need to prepare 10 to 11 sheets of paper, a pen or pencil, adhesive, and scissors.
- If you want to make a fairy house out of paper, all you need is paper, water, a small bowl, placemats or a plate.
Step 2. Determine the type of paper house to be made
The origami paper house is the smallest, while the doll paper house is the largest. Determine your goal for making a paper house, and choose the materials based on that purpose.
Step 3. Find a clean workplace
It's quite difficult to work in chaotic conditions because you have to fold and cut with precision. Get a clean desk to work on your project.
Method 2 of 4: Making a Simple Paper House
Step 1. Fold a sheet of paper
Take a regular sheet of A4 paper. The plan, this paper will be folded and cut into a square shape. Start by folding the top left corner of the paper downwards, so that it is parallel to the right side of the paper. Trim the corners of the folds. Next, fold the base of the rectangle and trim this crease as well.
Step 2. Cut the paper into a square shape
When you're done folding, cut along the straight crease line you just made. Now you have a square with diagonal creases.
Step 3. Smooth out the creases on your square
Fold the square in half, starting from the left edge to the right edge. Trim the folds well. Then, unfold it. Next, fold the square in half from the top edge to the bottom edge of the paper. Trim the folds well. Again, unfold the paper. Now you have two folds that form a plus sign on the paper.
Step 4. Fold your paper into a smaller square
First, fold the top edge of the paper down so that it aligns with the horizontal crease you made in the previous step. Then, repeat on the bottom edge, folding in the direction of the crease.
- Now, turn over the paper. Do not change the fold from the previous step.
- Once this step is complete, fold the left and right edges inward. The folds of these two edges will line up with the previous horizontal fold.
Step 5. Open the roof of your paper house
To make the roof shape, unfold the top corner. Smooth it so that the corners reach the straight edges of the base. Now the shape should look like an equilateral triangle. An equilateral triangle is a triangle in which all three sides are the same length.
Step 6. Decorate your paper house
Turn your paper house over and draw a picture of the doors, windows, and whatever decorations you want. Finished!
Method 3 of 4: Making a Paper House for Dolls
Step 1. Glue two sheets of paper together
Glue the shorter sides of the paper together. Start by taking two sheets of paper and folding each in half "hamburger style". Make sure to smooth out the folds. Then, unfold it and glue it together. Make sure you glue the edges of the paper parallel to the folds made when the paper is folded in half like a hamburger. Then, save these two sheets of paper. We will call this sheet of paper as sheet A.
Step 2. Glue the two sheets of paper together
Glue the longer side of the two papers together. We call this sheet of paper as sheet B.
Step 3. Draw a line on sheet A
This line is about 7.6 cm long from the glue. Then, cut by following the lines. Try to follow the line. This will be the front of your paper house.
Step 4. Add the door
Place sheet A in such a way that the position of the adhesive line is on top. Draw a door on a larger sheet of paper, sheet B. You can also draw windows, plants, or whatever decorations you want on the front of the house.
Step 5. Connect the front of the house to the floor
Use folded paper as flooring. Glue the base of the paper, sheet B that you just took to the center of the folded paper, sheet A. Before you glue it, make sure that the folds on the floor line are parallel to the front of the house. If they are not parallel, you can make a new floor according to the steps below steps above, or refolding the paper so that it aligns properly.
Step 6. Make the paper house
Straighten the fold side on the floor so that it is parallel to the front side of the house. Glue it to the front of the house. Don't worry if the walls of the house are too short, you will fix it right away.
Step 7. Measure the length of the wall
Measure the excess space at the top of the existing wall to determine how much additional space is needed. Next, cut two sheets of paper of that length. At this point, you can draw windows or other decorations on the walls if you wish.
Step 8. Glue the freshly cut paper over the existing wall
To be stable, make sure you glue it to the front of the house.
Step 9. Cut the door
Cut the door so it's still attached to one side. Next, fold it so the door can open and close as you wish.
Step 10. Make two equilateral triangles on a sheet of paper
An equilateral triangle has three sides that are the same length. Now, you have to cut it. This section will be the sides of the roof of the house. If you want, you can cut or draw windows on these sides to function as light windows.
Step 11. Measure the length of the top of your paper house
Cut two rectangles that are 10 cm long and the same width as the top of the paper house. To make it look more realistic, make lines or boxes that resemble tiles on the rectangle.
Step 12. Glue the rectangle to the triangle
Glue each triangle to one of the sides of the triangle. Next, glue the tops of the rectangles together. When you're done, you'll have a large 3-dimensional rectangular prism shape.
Step 13. Glue the prism to the top of the paper housing
Your dollhouse is finished! Next, you can decorate it with furniture toys to present a beautiful paper house for your dolls.
Method 4 of 4: Making a Paper Fairy House
Step 1. Prepare 10-12 sheets of paper
If you don't have loose pages around, take a few sheets of paper from your notebook. Take a piece of paper and put it in the water. Make sure the paper is completely wet.
Step 2. Squeeze out the water slowly while softening the paper
Don't crush them like paper pulp, just make them soft balls of paper. As a result, you will have a wet paper ball that is similar to the softness of toy wax. Add water or squeeze the water until it is the consistency of toy wax.
Step 3. Make the paper ball roll into small lines
Its appearance is similar to that of a worm. Wait until it's like clay before you do this.
Step 4. Place your paper worms on a plate or glass mat
This base is needed so that you can make a small house and then dry it in the sun. Select 3 more small lines with wet paper. Arrange it so that it forms a rectangle with one side missing.
Step 5. Continue creating more lines
Make three or six more rolls of paper, depending on the height of the paper house to be made. Place it vertically on the corner of the rectangle you are creating.
Step 6. Start making rectangular sections out of wet paper
Once each corner has its own line, start mixing more paper until it resembles a toy wax. Next, make it into small, flat blocks. This shape will be the wall. Place it in a vertical line position to form a cube that does not have 2 faces - on the top and one side.
Step 7. Make the roof as you wish
Be as creative as you want, or just add a regular flat roof on top. To make the roof, follow the same process as wetting the paper.
Step 8. Dry your paper house in the sun
This is the final step, and will bring the pieces of the paper house together. Now you can put the fairy house in the woods near your house, in the backyard, or just keep it at home.
- Don't forget to add some people to live in your paper house.
- If you want, you can make a small base and attach it to the base of your house (make sure the bottom of the house is wet enough so that it sticks when dry) and fertilize it so you can grow plants there.
- You don't have to use plain paper. Color it with food coloring, or get colored paper.
- Use your creativity, don't let the paper get so wet after drying that it will separate again into small pieces.
- Keep out of reach of small children.
- This article only provides an example of how to make a paper house. This kind of hobby is great fun; it is impossible for the results to be chaotic because you are the one who decides.