Years ago while visiting London, I saw a wonderful museum called the Pollock's Toy Museum and if you like toys of all kinds, both new and old and a step back in time, this is the store to visit. I bought a book which included a Victorian House, furnishings and descriptions. The idea was to cut out and construct the home. The book was put away with other memorabilia from the trip. Recently, I decided to cut and paste the house together. I did enjoy doing this more than I thought and it brought back memories of doll houses and special toys from my childhood. What is amazing, is what you can do with paper and I have noticed from time to time advertising using paper sculpture. Pop-up books are special too and I have a small collection. Looking at the photos, the back view shows rickety stairs, but you have the idea of the perfect "Upstairs, Downstairs" view of a Victorian home from the expensively furnished family rooms to the tip top rooms of the servants.
You can enlarge the home's two views by clicking on the photo.
You can twist and mold paper, make paper mache, and make all kinds of models. Encourage your kids to think about architecture/design by making their ideal room in miniature. All you need is paper, pencil, scissors and glue.