Turn a cardboard box into hours of entertainment for your little ones with this playhouse.

Cardboard boxes are a hot commodity in our home -- even 8-month-old appreciates a good drum fest with empty cereal boxes. Pretty much the perfect toy, boxes are free, plentiful and provide the creative possibilities that can be a great exercise for a child's imagination.

Kids especially love making forts out of boxes, and it seems that for them, the smaller and cozier the better.This easy-to-construct cardboard playhouse continues to entertain kids.


Start with an empty cardboard box


Position cardboard box

Turn box on side so the opening is perpendicular to the floor.


Cut the top of cardboard box

Cut off the top entirely and save the piece. This will later form half of the roof.


Add tape

Add a pop of color and some extra support to the bottom flaps, or the floor of the playhouse.


Cut the pieces for the roof

Retrieve the piece you saved for the roof of the cardboard playhouse. Cut off 1/4 or so to create the steepness of the roof. If you would like a steeper roof, you can cut off more.

From another cardboard box, cut out another roof piece that is the same size as the first.


Tape the roof together

Tape the two pieces you just cut together to form the roof.


Build the house

Tape the roof and the cardboard playhouse together.


Make it collapsible

Place the playhouse face-down. Cut down the center of the back and bottom. Make sure it's the exact center so the cardboard box will fold down properly. Next, cut along the fold where the back and bottom meet.


Add tape to the new cuts

With the cuts, the box will easily collapse flat. Make sure the back and bottom flaps fold outward. With the cardboard box flat, tape the edges of the cut flaps together. Then, open the playhouse back up and reinforce with tape along the side seams.


Fold the cardboard playhouse

You should now be able to collapse your playhouse for storage.

Hope you will enjoy this activity...Have Fun!!

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Avishkaar Box team

Reviewed by Avishkaar box on 23:41 Rating: 5

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