We would make houses out of paper, shoe boxes, mud, grow miniature mustard fields and create a whole village scene. Some would even be lit up with electric lights inside. I loved setting up the little people and trees, then watching when the houses lit up, glowing in the early dark of evening. Such amazing memories!
I wanted to recreate my own miniature village to capture the nostalgia of my childhood but decided to tailor the idea a bit for Miss P. With the Kids Craft Stars challenge being crafting with cups this month, we took an opportunity to make this Paper Cup Miniature Village.
Paper Cup Miniature Village Craft
- Paper Cups – We used the coffee cup 4oz sized ones
- Sharpies – Lots of them
- Craft paper in bright colors – Green, Red, Lavender, Blue,
- Felt cloud stickers
- Corrugated craft sheets
- Glue gun
- Double sided tacky tape
The steps are really easy and fun. All you need are sharpies & your imagination. We decided to draw doors & small windows, but Miss P had trouble drawing intricate designs on a curved surface so to cover up we made the windows larger. First the windows, then the door, then a border and a window grill pattern with black markers. We finally added some pretty flowers around the cup. We used a different color and design for each cup. Be warned, these get really addictive. We made 3 – One with a red door, another with blue and one lavender. For the roof, we traced the outer edge on colored paper, and then cut a circle that was an inch bigger that the tracing. Cut along the radius and roll into a cone. Make adjustments and secure the edge with double sided tape. Using hot glue gun, stick it onto the top of the house firmly. We matched the doors & the roof. To complete the scene, we set up a cardboard stage – an L shaped platform. For the backdrop we pasted a blue cardstock and stuck some felt cloud stickers. We added green cardstock for the bottom and made some conical green trees for added effect. Don’t they look pretty? We even made a halloween version & a christmas version. Pictures coming up soon.
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