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Paper Houses

I’ve been creating these little paper houses for educational purposes for years. I homeschooled my children using them and then felt maybe others could make use of the projects for their classrooms. They are fun and entertaining.  But more than that, they are educational, using math, geometry, small motor skills in cutting and gluing, as well as artistic skills in coloring and construction. I have created a number of them and made them available on my Etsy page: Dancing Paintbrush Co.

They are downloadable patterns for you to print and reprint as you like, for one or a classroom of 30. There are easy patterns good for kindergarten and above, as well as difficult patterns sure to keep the older junior high and above challenged. Some patterns have several parts and therefore one pattern can be used for several age groups, keeping the difficult extras for the older students.

I love these little house projects. They make great gifts and Christmas Village dioramas.  At one point I put Christmas twinkle lights in each house to create a lit Christmas Village. They turn out lovely. Check them out and see. The Dancing Paintbrush Co link is included.

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    • How long did you homeschool for? Through the junior high years? High school? I was crazy enough to homeschool all the way through high school for 2 of my kids and they have degrees and jobs and lives of their own now. I’m glad I did it.

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      • We started late. Jason was in fifth grade and Sarah in eighth. We got Jason through eighth grade before he died in an accident the summer before he entered high school. We got Sarah through high school, almost. She left home one year before graduation and before Jason died, but the foster parent, whom we knew, continued to homeschool her until graduation.

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        • What a tragedy. I’m so sorry for your loss. The only up side was that you got to spend all the time with Jason before the accident. I look back on my homeschool years without regret because I spent all my time with them and gave them everything I had to give.
          Blessings to you and your family,
          Denise

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          • When Jason died, I was so thankful we’d had him in home school for three years. It did give us more quality time with him than we possibly could have had if he’d had to spend his day at school and then hours on homework after school or in the evening. We got to talk, read aloud, and even travel together while my husband had out-of-town contracts. We’d just add whatever we could find related to our curriculum.

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