I've noticed that a lot of people end up here looking for instructions on how to make houses and towns out of paper. It's something Luke and I like to do but I haven't rounded up all the information I've found online in one post. Until now.
Martha Stewart provides instructions (and templates) for making a winter village out of paper.
Or you can spring for the kit like I did:
I also bought the kit for her advent calendar cottage:
Her site says the advent calendar is sold out but if you hurry, you should still be able to get it at your local Michael's craft store.
And instructions for making a very modern-looking village out of coloured file folders:
I made this paper village for our mantel last Christmas and it turned out very well:
Family Fun provides instructions for a gingerbread village made out of brown paper bags and puffy paints.
Canon Europe offers templates for making the various buildings and vehicles in a busy modern town out of paper.
And Dover offers a number of templates of both houses and towns in book form. Here's the Cut & Assemble An Early New England Village, the Western Frontier Town, the Victorian Seaside Resort and the Southern Plantation. You name it, Dover's got a Cut & Assemble for it. Just click on any of those links and scroll down the page to look at the "Customers Who Bought This Also Bought" feature.
Martha also provides images and instructions for making intricate paper cut-outs somewhat similar to Rob Ryan's (but hers are less quirky).
If you're willing to spend a little more money, HearthSong offers a few really cool kits for budding architects including the 3D Home Kit: