Empty paper roll, either TP roll, paper towel or wrapping paper roll cut into small pieces.
Poster paints or acrylic paint
Glue gun and glue sticks.
Step 1- You can either paint a door on your little house or cut out a doorway like I did. Also cut off about an inch of the top of TP roll.
With scrap cardboard cut out a rectangle shape and fold in half, this will be part of your roof. Then cut out two triangles for the centers.
The little tabs are to glue in and hold in place.
Trace out a circle for the bottom of your house and add tabs to that as well.
This will also hold the bottom in place when you glue it down.
Using a glue gun take folded roof section and glue down in place over TP roll. You can use tacky glue if you do not have a glue gun but you will have to hold in place for awhile while it dries.
Step 2- After everything is dry, paper mache around your house with newspaper scraps and water downed glue. Just take regular white school glue and add a little water then add the wet strips of newspaper around TP house and let dry over night.
Step 3- After everything has dried paint a base coat on the whole house. Let that dry, then paint what ever design you desire. I decided to add a little more detail by adding some jute around the door.
Then added some more colorful yarn for something a little extra.
Tiny flowers, little windows, what ever you want, just remember there are no mistakes when your the artist. Just have fun being creative.
A perfect little house for my clay cats I design. Happy crafting everyone.
Special note- This is a fun project for table time crafts with ASD children too. You may have to prepare some steps ahead of time to prevent frustrations or any melt downs if too difficult, depending on your child, you will know best.
Have steps 1 and 2 completed then leave all the painting and decorating for your children to do on their own. Make sure to have a door cut out for the house because later you can turn this into a lesson on prepositions.
Find small animal toys to play with during speech lessons on prepositions. If you don’t have small toys then make little clay critters yourself. Have your children use their toys to learn about inside and outside instructions as well as next to and in front of.
When you use toys the kids design themselves it gives them a sense of pride and confidence. It keeps things fun and entertaining in the big pictures of things.
Remember it is so important to spend one on one time with the little ones and even more important to help them develop creative skills in order to build strong confidence in them.
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