Paper City

Pinterest is a bottomless well of creative possibilities (now there’s a sentence!).  It’s especially perfect for the summer days as I try to find creative activities to do with Davey.

This weekend, I made him a Paper City.  I discovered a website (through pinterest) called Made by Joel.  He has all kinds of free paper crafts on his site, and specifically I found templates for a Paper City.  I had more fun making Davey’s little city.

There are several templates.   I made a mini Paris with a little Eiffel tower.  I cut out the Sydney Opera House.  There’s a neighborhood with people and cars.




All I had to do was print out the templates.  I glued them to cardstock so they would be sturdier and then cut them out.  It would be cool to laminate them I think, but we are also slowly adding colored pencil to several of them.  We means me actually.  I am having fun doing that.  Davey’s not much for coloring.  He’d rather get right to the pretending part.



I made him a circus.



I even made the Taj Majal!


The circus has a hot air balloon.  I attached yarn and a button at the end of the yarn, so he could fly the hot air balloon around.  I did the same thing with one of the helicopters for the helipad.



The circus is his favorite of these, and he likes flying his hot air balloon and helicopter around.

We could add more guys to it.  I am thinking it could use a few superheroes.  Davey would really enjoy that.

I had a lot of fun cutting them out and getting his city ready.  It’s such a simple fun imaginative activity!