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Foolproof Free Printable Paper Houses for kids and grown-ups!

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Print and color these beautiful printable paper houses – they are perfect for playing with or even for setting up a decorative village just for fun! You’ll get seven different house designs, plus a blank template so that you can design your own. If you love paper toy templates, you can also try these cool paper glasses!

This post was originally published in August 2017 and sponsored by STABILO. It was updated to make it more relevant today!

Click to download your free printable paper houses - a fun paper toy that can also be used as Christmas or holiday decorations!

I love crafting alongside M and I know that many of you love to bond over craft time as well.

So I designed this fun paper houses craft to be something that moms (or grandmas, aunts, and babysitters) can create together with kids of all ages.

Print and color these fun paper houses and then play with them! This color-in paper craft for kids and adults is easy to create, open-ended and really entertaining! It's a great rainy day activity for preschoolers too and a unique coloring page and papercraft.

I truly believe that arts ‘n crafts come in all sizes, and I love crafts that ANYONE can do, which is why I took this direction. You can add texture and detail and make this craft more complex.

Print and color these fun paper houses and then play with them! This color-in paper craft for kids and adults is easy to create, open-ended and really entertaining! It's a great rainy day activity for preschoolers too and a unique coloring page and papercraft.

Or, do like M did and just color for the fun of it!

I pulled out our big stash of coloring supplies, and set it up on the dining room table so that M and I can craft together.

Print and color these fun paper houses and then play with them! This color-in paper craft for kids and adults is easy to create, open-ended and really entertaining! It's a great rainy day activity for preschoolers too and a unique coloring page and papercraft.

M and I colored these using a mix of STABILO markers. M loves using the Power Max markers because it looks just like the Power markers that I use, but it’s chunkier and easier for him to grip. I love them because they’re washable, and don’t dry out for a long time, even if he forgets to cap them.

Print and color these fun paper houses and then play with them! This color-in paper craft for kids and adults is easy to create, open-ended and really entertaining! It's a great rainy day activity for preschoolers too and a unique coloring page and papercraft.
Print and color these fun paper houses and then play with them! This color-in paper craft for kids and adults is easy to create, open-ended and really entertaining! It's a great rainy day activity for preschoolers too and a unique coloring page and papercraft.

Color-in paper toys are the perfect “together” activity, because they are open-ended enough for multiple age groups to enjoy. I designed these with a mature enough style for adults but it’s still relatable for kids.

Print and color these fun paper houses and then play with them! This color-in paper craft for kids and adults is easy to create, open-ended and really entertaining! It's a great rainy day activity for preschoolers too and a unique coloring page and papercraft.

Even though they’re designed for kids, I found the Power markers to be so much fun to use! The color quality is on par with my “grown-up” markers but it has the same quality as the Power Max markers: if I forget to cap them properly, they don’t dry out for weeks!

Print and color these fun paper houses and then play with them! This color-in paper craft for kids and adults is easy to create, open-ended and really entertaining! It's a great rainy day activity for preschoolers too and a unique coloring page and papercraft.

These printable paper houses were created in a blend of whimsical and realistic styles.

You’ll find vintage homes, fairy houses, and even an apartment block!

Print and color these fun paper houses and then play with them! This color-in paper craft for kids and adults is easy to create, open-ended and really entertaining! It's a great rainy day activity for preschoolers too and a unique coloring page and papercraft.

I also included a copy of my “blank template” that I designed as the basis for these so that you can get more creative and design a simple paper house yourself.

Print and color these fun paper houses and then play with them! This color-in paper craft for kids and adults is easy to create, open-ended and really entertaining! It's a great rainy day activity for preschoolers too and a unique coloring page and papercraft.

You can leave the doors and windows as is, or cut them open. When you’re done, they are the perfect DIY paper toy, holiday display, or whatever you want to use them for! Add them to your car play or to your train set for a customizable play experience for your little ones!

Print and color these fun paper houses and then play with them! This color-in paper craft for kids and adults is easy to create, open-ended and really entertaining! It's a great rainy day activity for preschoolers too and a unique coloring page and papercraft.
Print and color these fun paper houses and then play with them! This color-in paper craft for kids and adults is easy to create, open-ended and really entertaining! It's a great rainy day activity for preschoolers too and a unique coloring page and papercraft.

You can also color them in holiday themes to turn them into seasonal decor (especially the whimsical styles!) You can see how I printed these on colored paper to turn them into printable paper houses for Christmas here!

Print and color these fun paper houses and then play with them! This color-in paper craft for kids and adults is easy to create, open-ended and really entertaining! It's a great rainy day activity for preschoolers too and a unique coloring page and papercraft.

If you’re looking for a more 3-D paper house template try using the template for this gingerbread house craft – it can be made as any type of paper houses!

Ready to get crafting? On to the printable and the tutorial!

What you need to create beautiful paper houses:

  • The printables – download them by entering your email address into the form below, and then check your inbox for the PDF file! Print them on card stock.
 

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How to craft and assemble these printable paper houses:

Watch the video below to see it in action. Or scroll down for step-by-step photos:

 

1. Color, color, color! This part is the most fun! Use different shades of similar colors for a little extra texture.

Print and color these fun paper houses and then play with them! This color-in paper craft for kids and adults is easy to create, open-ended and really entertaining! It's a great rainy day activity for preschoolers too and a unique coloring page and papercraft.

Add your own detail, or to simplify things, combine details and color them in together.

Print and color these fun paper houses and then play with them! This color-in paper craft for kids and adults is easy to create, open-ended and really entertaining! It's a great rainy day activity for preschoolers too and a unique coloring page and papercraft.

Or, add your own detail to the blank templates.

Print and color these fun paper houses and then play with them! This color-in paper craft for kids and adults is easy to create, open-ended and really entertaining! It's a great rainy day activity for preschoolers too and a unique coloring page and papercraft.

2. Cut out your printable paper houses using scissors. If you want (grown-ups only) you can cut out details such as windows and doors. On this one, I even made the shutters open and close.

Print and color these fun paper houses and then play with them! This color-in paper craft for kids and adults is easy to create, open-ended and really entertaining! It's a great rainy day activity for preschoolers too and a unique coloring page and papercraft.

3. (Grown ups only) use a craft knife to cut slits in the lines underneath your house as pictured.

Print and color these fun paper houses and then play with them! This color-in paper craft for kids and adults is easy to create, open-ended and really entertaining! It's a great rainy day activity for preschoolers too and a unique coloring page and papercraft.

4. Fold your house on the dashed lines – those are marked for folding.

Print and color these fun paper houses and then play with them! This color-in paper craft for kids and adults is easy to create, open-ended and really entertaining! It's a great rainy day activity for preschoolers too and a unique coloring page and papercraft.

5. Insert your tabs into the slots from the outside inward. This is a bit difficult. If you pull it through from the inside of the house, it will work, but if need be you can widen the slots (it will just be less secure once assembled).

Print and color these fun paper houses and then play with them! This color-in paper craft for kids and adults is easy to create, open-ended and really entertaining! It's a great rainy day activity for preschoolers too and a unique coloring page and papercraft.

If you really want the kids to be able to complete this on their own, you can skip the “tab and slot system” and just glue the tab to the base. If you DO use the tab and slot, you can fold them flat for storage, but kids will need help cutting the slots open, and may need help pulling the tab through.

They’ll also need help if you’re doing cutout windows and doors.

Print and color these fun paper houses and then play with them! This color-in paper craft for kids and adults is easy to create, open-ended and really entertaining! It's a great rainy day activity for preschoolers too and a unique coloring page and papercraft.

Details, details, who cares? The idea is that you have the time of your life creating these paper houses and that you allow yourself and the kids to be creative while doing so.

Don’t be afraid to use color and imagination as I did when creating the templates.

Print and color these fun paper houses and then play with them! This color-in paper craft for kids and adults is easy to create, open-ended and really entertaining! It's a great rainy day activity for preschoolers too and a unique coloring page and papercraft.
Print and color these fun paper houses and then play with them! This color-in paper craft for kids and adults is easy to create, open-ended and really entertaining! It's a great rainy day activity for preschoolers too and a unique coloring page and papercraft.

What will you be using these paper houses for? Comment below!

Want more like this? Check out these adorable mix ‘n match animal blocks that are great for crafting together too!

Print, color, and craft these adorable mix 'n match animal blocks! This is much more than a kids activity or a DIY toy - you can color this unique colouring page, create it, and then play with it! Perfect for toddlers and prechoolers, it's the ultimate printable kids activities you'll enjoy, and a perfect summer boredom buster.

You can also check out the printable paper gingerbread house template!

Still haven’t printed your paper houses? Print them by entering your email address below and then check your inbox! (Check your spam folder too if you don’t see it right away).

 

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B.A.

Friday 22nd of February 2019

Lovely little templates. By cutting off the bottom slot piece, and the 2 pieces that insert into the slots, my kindergarten students can fold the two sides and the building will stand up on its own. Using these as a model enables my kindies to make their own.

Ika

Saturday 1st of February 2020

Cute templates

Kelly

Tuesday 14th of August 2018

Thanks for the house printables we combined them with our roadway tape and it was an instant city. Lots of hours of play and creativity. ๐Ÿ˜

Menucha @ Moms & Crafters

Wednesday 15th of August 2018

Thanks for sharing that idea, Kelly, that's brilliant!

maureen kennedy

Monday 7th of August 2017

These are so cute! I'd use Christmas-y colors to make a Christmas village - maybe even add some glitter as well! Thank you!

Menucha @ Moms & Crafters

Wednesday 9th of August 2017

I love that twist - thanks for sharing, Maureen!

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