From the point of view of someone from Europe, American houses look a lot like doll houses, and everything seems to come out of a movie at first. I find the architectural styles of older American towns fascinating and beautiful and this interest is what inspired me in this project. I designed 7 houses in 7 different styles: Italianate, Tudor revival, Greek revival, Craftsman, Victorian, Colonial and Log Cabin. I looked at pictures of real houses for inspiration although these are not exactly perfect copies in most cases. I also decided to draw four classic cars, although they are not all American in this case: I couldn’t help but add a VW Beetle and a Fiat 500!
You can color them or not, and you can print them on cardstock, cut them out and create your own little town. I think they would be cute even just as wall decorations. Click on the image to get the hi-resolution printable version.
Preview of Free Printable American Paper Town 2/2
Preview of Free Printable American Paper Town 1/2
Today I was doodling while my kids were happily bouncing around in one of those awesome bouncy house places we love to go to in the winter. The doodling resulted in these four bookmarks with quotes by four of my favorite authors: Neil Gaiman, Patrick Rothfuss, Terry Pratchett and Jenny Lawson a.ka. The Bloggess.
I liked them so much that I thought I would share them so you can print them and color them if you like. Click here (not on the image!) for the hi-resolution version of the bookmarks.
Is there any quote you would like to see as a bookmark? Let me know and if I like it enough I might create one and post it!
Preview of the Free printable quote bookmarks with quotes from Gaiman, Rothfuss, Lawson and Pratchett; by www.print-cut-paste-craft.com
Back to winter and back to the long days at home. With the schools closed and the freezing temperatures outside this is a good moment to find some new easy printable kid activities to do! This easy to cut face can turn into hours of fun! Click here to download the face template and here for the parts template. If you want a more durable activity, print the parts on cardstock instead of regular paper. If you don’t have cardstock, don’t worry, paper will do just fine. Have your child color the face parts before he cuts them and then have him cut along the dotted lines or help him cut them out. You can either: print multiple faces and glue different parts to make a gallery of different people or just place the different cardstock parts on the face and have fun! It can also be used to discuss emotions: prompt your child to create a sad face, a happy face, an angry face and a sad face. Try moving the eyes and the mouths in different positions to see how the face will change emotions!
Preview of the empty face template
Preview of the face parts template
I have been working on some new lovely space themed digital backgrounds for our Etsy Store, and to celebrate I have decided to create some more free address labels and a new printable coloring page!
I like using these to label the boxes of clothes and toys in my son’s room, but they would work well also for a classroom environment.
Get the free printable pdf for the labels here. It is compatible with most standard address labels. Remember it is for personal use only and not for commercial reuse.
And here is my new coloring page!
Click here to download the pdf of the free coloring page. I like it because my son loves anything space related but also because it is useful to practice sizes ( small, medium, big) as well as location words (above, in the middle, left, right, etc.)