Make a pop-up paper corner shop

Make a pop-up paper corner shop

Creating a three dimensional shape from a flat piece of paper is a great way to teach your child about shapes and volume.  This pop-up paper cornershop comes with a FREE printable that makes it an easy activity for kids: just add crayons, scissors and glue!

What you need:

  • 1 x FREE cornershop printable
  • 1 x A4 sheet of thick paper (210gsm is ideal as it will still go through the printer)
  • scissors
  • glue
  • paints, textas or crayons

Optional extra:

Number of players:


Watch the video below to see a whole village of pop-up buildings come to life!


Print your FREE cornershop printable out onto thick paper.

Fill in the facade or use our FREE accessories printable for inspiration.  You can choose from an assortment of windows, doors and accessories to stick onto your cornershop.  Don't forget to make your awning nice and colourful.  You can put it on either side of the shop, depending on which corner of the village your cornershop sits!

Once you've filled in the facade and one awning, cut them out (great for fine motor skills, but some kids may need help with the fiddly tab bits).

Fold on all the dotted lines (don't forget to fold where the roof meets the building).

Put glue on the tabs (a strong fast-drying craft glue works best) and first glue the building part together. Then once that is dry, attach the awning.

If you enjoyed making the cornershop, try making a whole pop-up paper village using all the FREE printables.

Hints and tips:

  • You can use scrapbooking paper to make a patterned village.
  • Lego bits work well with these pop-up apartments: just raid the Lego box to add trees, cars and people to your village.
  • Make lots of pop-up buildings, lay down a big sheet of butcher paper, draw in a road and create your own pop-up neighbourhood!


Pop-up paper village printables should be printed in the ‘portrait’ setting. If you have trouble printing, please check your printer settings.


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