Create a Playhouse

Crafts Outdoors crafts

Duration: 45 minutes Toolbox:
  • 2 cardboard boxes
  • Colorful tape
  • Ruler
  • Scissors/box cutter
  • Paint
  • Permanent markers
A collapsible playhouse is easy to mail and store! How To:
  1. Turn the box on its side so the opening is perpendicular to the floor
  2. Cut off the top entirely and save the piece. This will later form half of the roof.
  3. Add a pop of color and some extra support to the bottom flaps, or the floor of the playhouse.
  4. 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.
  5. From another cardboard box, cut out another roof piece that is the same size as the first.
  6. Tape the two pieces you just cut together to form the roof.
  7. Tape the roof and the cardboard playhouse together.
  8. Place the playhouse facedown. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Paint all sides of the box, including the roof.  Allow paint to dry, then decorate and draw on features or textures with markers.

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