I can be guilty of being too attached to my electronic devices. The kids on the other hand seem to live on them!
I remember having a bunch of kids over during one of the many power outages I get and it was as if the apocalypse happened! Luckily, I tend to have all sorts of activities for power outages.
One thing I started collecting are these 3D paper buildings by Clever Paper. These paper building activity kits have been such a hit to my nephews and nieces. No glue or scissors necessary, just an active imagination! Here are a few of my favorites:
This Paper Doll House has a really vintage look about it. It's decorated inside and out. This is really cool, it opens up and closes for convenient storage. I don't have this one yet, but I know that if I told my nieces I was going to grab my doll house they would never expect an antique styled paper doll house!
I really like the Stable with Figures .It will make a very good addition to my already awesome medieval village. This one also has nine figures and horses, so it's more than just a model.
My nephews love the Knight's Castle with Figures! It includes two squads with fifty-three figures with foam stands. It's a very intricate model, with a stairway and beautifully painted hallways. You can open and close it up so it's easy to store and take out. It measures 11 x 10 x 16.5, so it's pretty large!
I think that the Playing Toys Windmill has a lot of character! I would love to get this one for my collection. This one also includes a few characters dressed in historical outfits!
This Town Wall with Figures would be cool to have. This includes eleven figures with foam stands. All I would be missing in a moat and some watch towers.
These sets are incredibly clever gifts, but also great activities. Half of the time the kids forget they don't have their phones or video games when the lights have been back on for hours!
Let me know what you think of Clever Paper's 3D paper models below in the comments.