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Friday, 22 June 2012

Doll House Tutorial [Updated]

    A while ago I provided a basic, easy to follow tutorial for making a doll house out of tissue boxes. Well today I thought I'd provide a special follow up. Along with the original tutorial I am also including wall paper line art which you can print out and stick to the inside walls of the doll house. And voila! You have instant room detail which can be coloured in if so desired.



    Here is something to do on a rainy day - a papercraft doll house.
    You can use the following photos [which document my doll house construction process] to make your own doll house. All you need are two tissue boxes [or as many as you wish], paper, card, textas and pencils, scissors, sticky tape, ruler and paint. This sounds like a lot, but you can simply use any scrap paper or card you have about your house. Think green! For instance, to make the roofline you could use last year's Chrismas cards.

Cut off the top/lid of the tissue box.

Tape together the two tissue boxes.
Stick down trimmed paper for the floor and ceilings.

Looking good.

Draw on to trimmed paper some wall details.
There are three walls per room/tissue box.
Use a ruler to get an estimate of how much to trim the paper.
Colour in the wall details.
* If you are not a confident illustrator you may print out the following six templates for the inside walls of the doll house.

Print this template out and colour in.

Print this template out and colour in.

Print this template out and colour in.

Print this template out and colour in.

Print this template out and colour in.

Print this template out and colour in.


Stick the wall details into the tissue box.
Fold scrap card in half and tape to the top tissue box,
creating a triangular roofline.

Still looking good.

Oh yeah!

Cut a triangle piece of paper/card same size as the roof,
and glue to the back, thus creating an attic.

Now you can paint the exterior of the house.
If you have a variety of paints, try something creative
with extra details - windows, doors, flowerbeds.
With your left over card do some cutting and folding
and you've got some basic furniture - like
a bed or a table.
Oh! And don't forget some little paper people
to live in the lovely paper house.

Tah-dah! She loves it.

Drop me a line if you try this rainy day papercraft project. I'd love to see how it went.