positively passionate about... crafting... self image... the planet and a whole bunch of other stuff...oh ya, and dolls!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Our Cardboard Doll House

It was one of those lovely weekends where everyone was sick... after a whole day of laying around watching T.V.... by day two I was bored out of my mind, not to mention that I was starting to feel a little guilty for letting my kids become couch potatoes. That's when I came up with this great activity...
DRAW ON A BOX WITH MARKERS!

simple... yet effective

Laying on the floor, the kids scribbled away for hours as they determinedly tried to cover every inch of the box (made with 100% recycled materials) until the (eco-friendly) markers ran dry.

This was so much fun! As I watched my son make a fort and my daughter make a fun house for her dolls, I was inspired to make one myself...

How To Make a Cardboard Doll House


SUPPLIES
Using a tri-fold display
board(like the ones used for science fair projects), a pencil and some markers I was able to create a cute little loft apartment in a few minutes... O.K. so it was a little more than a few minutes.

INSTRUCTIONS
First, I sketched my
room layout with a pencil, then I traced over it with a marker, added a few furniture pieces and ...done...
yes, it was that simple... and the beauty of it is that it folds up when I am not using it for easy storage :o)