In the past years my family bought some other miniatures houses for it but, looking at them, I realized that they were made out of thin cardboard and they weren't even so nice after all...so I thought I had to try and make better ones!
In this instructable I will show you how to make a basic miniature house using cardboard.
Using this method you can create all the miniatures houses you want!
You can change shape, size, colors, details...anything! Just let your fantasy lead you and who knows, maybe you can even create your dream (miniature) house! :D
Step 1: What you need
- pieces of cardboard
- hot glue (or white glue)
- brown, green and gray acrylic paint
- clay roof tiles (or similar)
- pencil and ruler
Step 2: Two sides of the house
I used pieces of cardboard that were left from a box so I decided to keep their measures because they seemed to be fine for my miniature house. These pieces are 7 x 5,3 cm (2.75 x 2 inches).
Measure 5cm (1.96 inches) starting from one of the shortest sides and draw a line that divides the piece in 2.
Calculate the middle point of that line, which is about 2.6cm in mine (1 inch) and, working on the smallest side, draw another line perpendicular to the other.
Now join the top of that smaller line to the ends of the other one to recreate the shape of a roof.
This is so much harder to explain than to do so please take a look at the pictures and I am sure you'll understand what I mean.
Cut away the 2 parts that are not part of the roof/house and make another identical shape.