Building A Paper Town

Few weeks ago, I went with my family to IKEA. It was my first time there. It’s a huge store with many floors. They have a lot of nice things, but I was more excited to see the art section. Mama bought these paper houses and some other art stuff for me.

You can colour the houses before building them. I was too excited to see what they all looked like, so I made them first before I coloured them. There are a lot of details on each house. I really like the different styles of buildings. There is a police station, a fire station, a hospital, a store I called “Lily’s Shop,” etc. I coloured the houses with crayons and markers and painted the trees with green paint.

I used 3/4 of a black poster board as the base. I used a green felt sheet for the lawn. The felt sheet had a sticky back, so placing them on the poster board was easy. I tried using the school glue to stick the houses on the felt, but it didn’t work, so I used foam and felt glue instead.

I used my toy car to draw lines for the streets and acrylic paint to paint the yellow lines on the roads. I prefer the yellow colour. Mama suggested one straight line, but I think the broken lines look better. I used chalk to design and draw directions.

I used some lego toys, my toy car, barbie dolls, and other toys. I built the legos; the man is selling food, and the woman is selling flowers.

If I had to do this again, I would colour the houses first. Anyway, I plan to buy them again and do a Christmas version with lights, so stay tuned… 🙂

This project took 3 days to complete, and I had a rest day in between.


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