This past week I took on something new… A full on DIY with my kiddo. With her help. It was hard, but we did it. I’ll chat more about working with my kiddo at home, but for this moment I really just want to share what we made. Cardboard Playhouses! I’ve been seeing these wonderful creations ALL over Pinterest (I mean, where else) and I have wanted to make this for R. It’s cheap and easy. That’s perfect for me.
– it’s all pretty easy… but the basic idea is starting with a couple of large boxes. There was an awesome guy that helped us, at Home Depot, to find these damaged boxes.
– Unfold the box and use masking tape to connect the flap edges of the box or boxes.
– Use a permanent marker to draw on doors and windows.
– Cut out the doors and windows with an xacto knife (watch your fingers).
– We decided to turn our 2 boxes into one giant row house, cutting a door on the inside and taping it together.
– I added some cardboard to the roof area to add height (especially since my kiddo is so tall. Put on the roof.
– If you’d like a shingled roof, cut out little rectangle shapes for the roof top. Scalloped roof? Use some paper and cut scallops out. Tape on with clear tape.
– Add paint to any doors/windows. Let dry.
– Tape or ModPodge on some cute wrapping paper onto your home. I went with ModPodge, since I know this will help keep this home cleanish for a bit longer.
– Do any touchups, and you’re done!
The kiddo has LOVED this. It’s long enough she can lay down in it (for about 10 more minutes). This was a fun project to create with my kiddo.
P.S. one of my favorite cardboard house inspirations is from Skunkboy Creatures.