This building paper model is a Vintage-Style Cardboard Barn and Silo, designed by Howard Lamey. This includes a papercraft template and a tutorial with detailed demonstration of the production and tips.
What You Will Need
If you are going to build cardboard houses, stop throwing away used, clean cardboard yesterday. Save cereal boxes, the backs of writing tablets, anything flat, firm and clean, that you can save. This pattern doesn't require any corrugated cardboard, but it wouldn't hurt to keep some of that on hand, too. In addition, for this project you'll need:
- A sharp mat knife or Xacto knife
- Elmer's white Glue-All. A glue stick would also come in handy.
- About a cup of sawdust
- Clear glitter (optional)
- Several sheets of acid-free white bond paper
- Acrylic beige paint
- Some means of spraying light brown and light green. This could be paint cans, or a spray bottle you can use with acrylic paints.
- Other paint as desired
- A few square inches of hardware cloth for the fence (optional)
- A piece of tube from a paper towel or wrapping paper roll for the silo.
- Something to use for the silo top. This article shows a piece of cork. A rubber or styrofoam ball that fits just right into the tube would work, too. (If you use styrofoam, don't use spray paint to paint it.)
- Supple twigs for the fence and fence posts.
- Access to the Internet and a color printer.
- Yellow vellum, celophane, or similar translucent medium, if you plan to illuminate the barn.[via bigindoortrains]