Festive Little House

You will need A4 card, scissors , glue, ruler and any embellishments.

I have used a4 craft paper as it has a good weight and I like the colour of it.

I made a template then wrote the measurements down for you to see.

Cut all the excess off and make the 2.5 cm into a little tab.

Cut all the top section on the lines down to the main line across.

In the two 5 cm across sections mark 2.5 cm at the top and draw a line to the main line so you have a triangle. Cut a little excess off for tabs. Bend everything where there is a line for a clean bend.

So everything has been folded ready for construction. Turn your house over .

You have two options with a chimney ( if you want a chimney!) You can either use a scrap bit of your card – you need the chimney shape plus extra to glue down. Option 2 – you need a scalpel and on the very top piece of your cut out, cut three sides of your back roof so it will stick up.

Now with scissors or if you are going to make more detailed work a scalpel etc you can cut your door and windows. However many you want, shape etc. I only did mine on the front but they can be on the side too.Now is the best bit – the decorating!!!! Use collage, embellishments, paint, have fun!

Next is assembly. I glued the tab to the back first, then the front roof to the front triangle. Back roof to back triangle and the excess roof over to the back last.I did each bit slowly holding in place for a while so it was glued in place before moving on to the next bit. I then used a bit of cotton wool from a cotton make up remover pad and gently glued it to the back of the chimney. I already have a row of houses as I really enjoyed making them how you do too! Nadolig Llawen to everyone.

Published by readysteadyglue

Hello ! I am a single mum to a whirlwind of a boy!I love crafting with and for him .My degree was Fashion Design BA at Trent Poly and I love all things design from illustrating to taps!!! I hope you join me on my journey into blogging with hopefully lots of fun craft ideas and book reviews.

2 thoughts on “Festive Little House

  1. Absolutely fabulous craft ideas for children using everyday items that are easy to find. These are brilliant and so effective. I will be sharing this blog with the staff at the school I work in ! Great ideas . Love love love !


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