Travel Size Paper City Paris!

It seems like we’re always in the need of more kids activities for restaurants and travel. Shortly after I made Paper City Paris, I wondered what a miniature version would look like. Finally, this week I had the time to try it out. It was really fun redesigning and simplifying the folds and structures. For example, the people in this set are so small that I just made them into single strips of paper that bend in half. It ends up being even easier to make than the original. It’s also quite handy to have the entire set print out on only one sheet of paper. Great for larger groups of crafting kids. And when you’re all done, you can fit all of Paris into a mint tin, so it can be stowed in a pocket or bag.

Happy traveling, and amusez-vous bien!

If you enjoy an activity and would like to support my continuing effort in creating art projects for our kids at home and in schools around the world, a PayPal tip donation would be awesome.


Click on the template below, then print. (I printed on matte photo paper, but any paper works great.)


  1. juan
    June 25, 2013 at 10:45 am

    Make another city in travel size please!!!!!!

    1. mario
      June 27, 2013 at 11:23 am

      yes!! make another city please!!!

    2. June 27, 2013 at 11:54 am

      Yes, it's on my to-do list! Might be a little while though. Tons of projects going on right now! Joel

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  3. July 22, 2013 at 9:27 am

    Amazing :) We went to Paris for our honeymoon with my husband just a month ago and we have been there again in December. This city is just enchanting. And this toy as well!

  4. July 27, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    I love your travel size paper Paris! It's more meaningful given I'm going there in September and I'm really excited. Here are the photos I took : Thanks!

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  7. Ivana Rowena
    September 21, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    Joel, come to Rio de Janeiro and recreate my city too. Your Paris is perfect!! Ivana Rowena

  8. Lorena
    October 17, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    My 4 year old son and I loved your little Paris, he is sick today and it made our morning much more enjoyable. Thank you.

    1. October 17, 2013 at 2:04 pm

      You're welcome! Hope he gets better soon!

  9. leah
    November 27, 2013 at 10:06 am

    My bf has always wanted to go to Australia! It would mean the world if you did Australia for me!!

    1. November 27, 2013 at 11:44 am

      I do have Sydney.

  10. December 14, 2013 at 10:13 am

    Thank you so much for creating these! I was super stumped on what to do for my niece-in-law who's got pretty much everything. This was the one thing I knew she didn't have, so it's going be a sweet Christmas surprise. Love it! In fact, my mom and I loved it so much that we printed out the paper city and glued it to an old set of colored wooden blocks for my 2 year old little boy. Thank you again!

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  14. January 3, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    When my mom was sick I made this for her and she loved it. I also made another one for myself because it was so cute! You are an amazing artist. I want to be just like you when I grow up. I will be waiting for more mini sized cities. Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us.

    1. January 3, 2014 at 9:19 pm

      Thanks again Hailey. So kind of you to give your mom the little Paris city. I definitely plan on making more!

  15. Débora González
    January 29, 2014 at 9:35 am

    thank you very much for your designs are beautiful. And thank you very much for sharing. Use your design Paris to make a exploding box with scrapbook technique. No like share a photo of my project but if you tell me, I will gladly. Greetings!

    1. January 29, 2014 at 11:19 am

      Thanks Débora! Yes, I would love to see a photo! You can send it to Your project sounds very cool!

  16. clara siagian
    February 3, 2014 at 8:11 am

    cute very cute, i love eiffel tower so bad thanks for sharing :) i love it <3

    1. February 3, 2014 at 8:53 am

      Thanks Clara!

  17. Shana
    February 5, 2014 at 10:53 am

    Ummmm - you're a genius! THANK YOU!!!

  18. February 7, 2014 at 3:38 am

    I just LOVE IT!!!!! Make another city, please!!!! Barcelona, maybe? And, please, if you do so, let me know!!!! You´re a genious! MIrys -

  19. cindy
    February 12, 2014 at 9:42 am

    I will be making this for my 8 year old daughter for Valentines day. She loves Paris from seeing it in movies and books. I know she will love this. What did you put on the on the outside of the tin?

    1. February 12, 2014 at 1:36 pm

      I didn't put anything on the outside of the tim, but that's a good idea. I'm sure you could decorate it somehow. Nice!

  20. Leticia
    February 20, 2014 at 10:41 am

    Soooooooo beautiful!!!!

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  23. Kristen
    May 2, 2014 at 9:20 am

    This is fantastic! I can't wait to do this with my grade eight core French class. It's going to be part of a unit on travelling to French-speaking places :-) Thanks so much!

    1. May 2, 2014 at 9:24 am

      That's great! I'm glad you found my site. Have a fun class!!

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  27. Crystal Cannon
    June 25, 2014 at 11:23 am

    Merci, Joel!!! Ma classe l'adore!!!

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  30. Nancy
    July 16, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    L-o-v-e your travel size Paris paper city (as do many others, obviously)! Thank you for sharing and letting so many benefit from your talent. Israel, pleeeeease! ;). Thank you!!

    1. July 16, 2014 at 10:38 pm

      Thanks Nancy!!

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