Need some inspiration to spruce up your room? Be your own interior designer and create your miniature 3d pop-up dollhouse to spice up your living space.
This week, we explore paper dollhouse craft in Singapore with Artist Celine Chia and learn the steps to create your own 3D pop-up dollhouse.
- A3 Drawing Block
- Decorative Papers
- Coloured Markers
- Colour Pencils
- Diamond Studs
- Felt Cloth
- Textured Paper
Paper Dollhouse Craft Steps:
Firstly, fold the A3 Drawing block into a square (27.5 cm x 27.5 cm) and cut out the excess drawing block.
Do not throw away the excess paper as they can be used for the accessories in the room.
Next, fold the square into 2 equal halves. (horizontally and vertically)
Cut along the red line. (take image above for reference)
For easier reference, let’s call the four parts of the square ‘Wall 1, Wall 2 and Floor .’ We need not draw on the last quadrant (shaded).
For the walls, we will be filling the space with our own miniature living space. For wall 1, we can design our own version of lamps and door, alongside a pop-up cardboard.
As for wall 2, we will be filling the space with windows, bed, bookshelves and a drawer. Feel free to do up your own designs, since it’s your own personalised 3d pop-up dollhouse.
For the floor area, we will be decorating it with decorative paper as the flooring.
To add an additional hint of realism, do take note to cut out those areas demarcated in red.
Here is a time lapse of our own version of 3D pop-up dollhouse:
In this case, we did a We Bare Bears themed paper dollhouse craft.
With reference to the template image above, we sketch out our own variation of the living space. Once you are satisfied with your craft, proceed with outlining the sketch with permanent marker.
Wherever applicable, apply coloured markers to decorate your ‘room’ to your desired colour scheme.
Remember the access drawing block (cut out)? Here, we use those excess for the pop up bed and cupboard.
Once you’re satisfied with the pop-ups, attach and secure them to their respective locations using super glue.
For the floor we use textured paper to give our paper dollhouse craft a vinyl flooring vibe.
Last but not least, we fold the bottom two quadrants together to achieve our own 3D pop-up dollhouse!
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