How to make a mini city out of paper rolls

Put those empty paper rolls to good use by making a mini town for all your kid’s figurines.

1. Paint toilet paper and paper towel rolls in a variety of colours.

Photo: Erik Putz

Photo: Erik Putz

2. Cut a rectangle out of construction paper and fold in half. Draw a pattern on your roof—try zigzags or mini triangles.

Photo: Erik Putz

Photo: Erik Putz

3. Draw a door on construction paper, cut out and glue to roll. Cut roll so that the door opens. Use patterned paper for the windows.

Photo: Erik Putz

Photo: Erik Putz

4. Attach tape to the inside of the roll (sticky side out) and affix roof.

Photo: Erik Putz

Photo: Erik Putz

 A version of this article appeared in our May 2016 issue with the headline “Paper Town,” p. 16.

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