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Sunday, May 19, 2013

Make a Washi Tape Village

Any guesses what I used for the base of these houses?  I'll give you a clue, you probably have one in your house right now.  If you guessed a paper roll, you're correct!  All you need is a few paper rolls and some washi tape to get started making your own village. 

Paper rolls
Washi Tape

1. Fold paper roll into a rectangular shape.

2. Once you have it folded, cut on all four folds about 1/3 way down on your paper roll (refer to red dots).  How far you cut down will determine how tall your roof will be.   I trimmed some of the paper roll off the top to make a shorter house.

3.  Fold the left and right side tabs in to make a point and tape together.

4.  Trim the front and back tabs to match with the point you just made.

5.  With your choice of washi tape, place strips all around the entire house.  The tape should cover part of the roof.

 6.  Wrap tape around the front of the house roof.  Flip over and repeat on the opposite side. Besides creating a decorative roof, the tape will also seal up the paper roll.

7.  On the roof, place one or two pieces of tape on top to cover the paper roll.  This will also cover up any unsightly edges of tape from step 6.

8. Last, add any details such as windows, shutters, doors, shrubs, etc with tape. 

The house pictured above my 7 year old daughter made.  I had to fold the paper roll and cut it for her.  She covered the house with tape herself. 

Changing subjects, I wanted to let you know that there's now information over at Whip Up on how you can donate to a trust fund for Kathreen's children.  Click here. 


CukiMuki said...

Beautiful as always

Alexander said...

Very nice idea. Pretty too!

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Miss Val's Creations said...

This is adorable! What a great craft to do with children. The decorating options would be endless!

Unknown said...

K, that's just cool! Way to use those tp rolls so cleverly, you. :)

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www.wishywashi.com said...

Cute little project!

~Wishy Washi Tape

Randi@SowderingAbout said...

Sooo cute!!!

Christine said...

I just did this with my kids and it was so fun that I made one too. I want to make a bunch more. It even delayed nap time because we were having so much fun. Can't wait to look at the rest of your site!

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