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How To Make A Cardboard Playhouse

Here is a new twist on the cardboard box turned into a playhouse. This homemade house will need to be a family project but will provide hours of fun for all the kids.

 

Supplies

Packing Cardboard

Box Cutter

Yardstick or Measuring Tape

Pencil

Instructions

Start with 2 large pieces of sturdy cardboard approximately 5' x 4'. Measuring out from the center of the top of each of the pieces to a point about a foot and a half down the sides. Trim off the top corners wity a box cutter to form roof peaks. Make sure you have additional cardboard under the cutting areas to protect your surface.

Cut a slit halfway down from the peak of one piece and halfway up from the center of the bottom of the other piece so that the two pieces will slip together allowing the cardboard to stand.

Slip them back apart to make it easier to cut out doors and a window before slipping the pieces back together to form the finished house with a front door leading into a living room that has a door through into a bedroom that has a door through into a kitchen that has a window. A great way to make a setting for hours of fun.

Now you are ready to decorate in your favorite colors.

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Early Elementary Craft, More Boys Crafts, PreSchool Crafts, Recycled Containers and Lids

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Katie is the writer and creator of View From The Fridge. She is also the mom to two adorable little boys (and another baby on the way), and wife to a great guy! She loves to craft, decorate, dream up projects for her home, and she’s learning to love to cook (though not there quite yet). She started View From The Fridge in the fall of 2013. Katie also enjoys coffee, a good glass of wine or beer (when she’s not expecting!), running, and anything outside. She lives in Minnesota and takes full advantage of the wonderful (but short) summer season outside with her family.

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