Most of the booths were on the lawn of the Crossroads Community Church. Four booths, including mine, were in the all purpose room. Four helpers and I helped the children make Folded Paper Houses.
I have no idea where my son and I found this project forty-five years ago. He had a lot of fun making these little houses. When I taught first grade, we made them as a class.
The houses are a good project for a wide range of age groups. The basic house can be folded by six year old children but the refinements are endless. One of my helpers was in junior high and another one was going into high school. They came up with a variety of ideas as they worked with the young children.
The third helper was a middle-aged man. He contributed the flower shop as well as the beginnings of a strip mall. I made Tom's Auto Repair which is a variation of the house.
Helper number four was a grandmother, like me, and helped the very young artists find the roof so they could color it. Once the preschooler had colored the roof and added doors and windows, she put the houses together for him or her.
Here is the sample house that I taped to the How to Make It poster. In the background behind the orange truck is another variation of the house. It is a box store which is a common type of store today.
This is the How to Make It Poster.
The sample house is in the bottom row, the last sample with a rolled piece of tape and a sample chimney beyond it.
Here is a copy of the directions page I sent home with the children so they could make more houses at home. If you click on the picture, it will enlarge enough so you can read the directions.