This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Canon. All opinions are 100% mine.

I’m so excited to announce that we are launching a new virtual craft camp for kids — and the first season of this series is sponsored by Canon! Each month, we will bring you a free kid’s craft plus a live video tutorial where kids can craft along with me. The first one is this Friday at 1:30 p.m. PST on YouTube (after our Member Make workshop), and we will be crafting this kid’s paper village.

This is an easy paper project for kids but may require some adult assistance depending on your kid’s age and their cutting skills. Just print out the free pattern below for them and join our YouTube Live on Friday to craft along. We will also post the video here after the live tutorial so your kiddos can watch it whenever they want.

Lia Griffith kid's craft camp printed paper houses

Welcome to our (Paper) Neighborhood

Along with creating paper flowers, one of the other things I really enjoy designing is crafts for kids. Maybe it’s because I still consider myself a kid at heart or because I have so many wonderful childhood memories of making everything out of paper. From paper dolls to paper houses, I created a whole world with just my scissors and some paper! And now your little ones can do the same with this kid’s paper village.

Not only is this a fun crafting activity for kids, but it’s something they can continue to play with long after it’s assembled. My pattern below includes three different designs they can cut out and fold to create their village. And I have included a black and white version as well for kids who want to color in their villages. This would also be a good way to include any kiddos who are too young for scissors and just want to do some coloring.

As with all of our printable projects, I used our Canon printer to print this kid’s paper village. It is the perfect home printer, and I love that it comes in white so it matches my craft room. Plus now that more kids are home for school, it’s worth it to have a  high-quality printer — especially if you want to make some colorful craft activities! Canon has developed a whole line of PIXMA Crafting Printers to support different paper types and sizes, so make sure to explore their site if you love paper crafting and want a printer where the color is very accurate and the details are really vivid.

Ready to get started? All you need for this kid’s paper village are a few simple tools and materials. You will see me using my craft scissors in the live, but kid’s scissors are also fine for this project. If you have any questions before the live, just comment below!

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