This House Was Once Paper...

I always have fun drawing and painting with children at schools, libraries, bookstores & festivals... whether splashing blue paint á la Blue Chicken, or simply drawing and making up stories.

Since This House, Once was released, we have been making "houses" together, and I thought I'd share this little project because it is engaging and so super-simple (and not messy!). We just fold paper or card stock in half, cut and fold a door — and then kids can draw, color, decorate inside and out. For the littlest house-makers, you can do the cutting and folding.

Take a look at these houses — and then try it!