Join us in making our Family Paper House Craft. What I love most about this family tree round up of crafts is that it gets kids interested in who they are and where they came from. They get to discover fun and interesting facts about their heritage. Ella and Annie’s simple family paper house craft is a great beginner project for preschool and kindergarten kids! Let’s take a look at we need to get started:
- Plain Printer Paper
Start by folding a piece of 8.5 x 11″ printer paper in half. Unfold, then fold in each end to the center line as shown below.
With the two pieces folded to the center, take scissors and cut the roof of the house by trimming off two small triangles off each side.
On the front of the house add windows and a door. Use scissors to cut the door and windows so they fold open. I had the kids draw in pencil first so they could erase if need be. We added small half circles to the roof, window coverings, grass, dog and tree to the front of our house. Annie wanted to draw herself in the front door so she’d be the first thing you saw when you opened it! We drew the rest of the family behind the windows.
Unfold the family paper house and have the kid use markers and/or crayon to color in their pictures they drew. For the younger kids you can label the pictures in the house and they can practice reading the words! My son wanted to add more details to the inside of the house and drew various pieces of furniture. Along with drawing your immediate family, you can also include aunts, uncles and grandparents!