Make a pop-up paper house – small

Make a pop-up paper house – small

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 house 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 paper house 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

Number of players:


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

Print the printable template out onto thick paper.

Fill in the facade or use our FREE accessories printable for inspiration.  You can choose from windows, doors and accessories to stick onto  your house.

Once you've filled in the facade, cut it 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 house).

Put glue on the tabs (a strong fast-drying craft glue works best) and glue it all together.

If you enjoyed making the house, 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 of houses.
  • Lego bits work well with these pop-up houses: just raid the Lego box to add trees, cars and people to your village.
  • Make lots of small pop-up houses 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.

  • Thanks to our sister company Kidspot Australia for creating the instructional video.


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