One of the stories that was the most fun to make in the Kid's issue of Sweet Paul Magazine was the cardboard box story. I love turning something as plain as a cardboard box into something fun. This house takes a while to make, but the result is just so cool. Have a fab weekend all...

You will need:
One large box, ours was 24 x 18 x 18
Box cutter
Hot glue gun
Water-based paint
Fabric scraps for curtains

  1. Stand box upright and start by cutting off the bottom flap using a box cutter.
  2. Open the top flaps, trace a triangle on both side flaps; using a box cutter, cut off the excess so there is a triangle roof corner.
  3. Hot glue the triangle flaps to the large flaps. (A good tip is to secure it with a little tape.)
  4. Take the two long bottom flaps and hot glue them to the roof, so that you have a complete roof.
  5. The chimney is a 6- by 18-inch piece of cardboard folded into a square tube and hot glued together.
  6. Make two triangle cuts on opposite sides of the chimney and hot glue in place.
  7. Cut out windows and door using a box cutter.
  8. Paint the house.
  9. The curtains are just small pieces of scrap fabric hot glued in place.
  10. Ready for moving in.

TIP:

The grass and flowers are made of cardboard as well.
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