I started to realize that between all the things we end up purchasing around here, we’ve established quite a collection of cardboard boxes. Rather than having them just lay around in the garage, why not make something fun out of them? I can’t recall the magazine I saw this in, but someone had done something similar for their dog, made a dog house out of a cardboard box complete with sky light, window and storage box on the side for storing Rover’s food.
Well, I didn’t want to invest too much time and energy into something I knew wouldn’t last with the way my 2 girls like to rough house, so I did not go to great lengths to make this.
I took 1 large moving box and one side panel from another extra box we had in the garage and made this play house. I did throw in a skylight using an 8″ plastic plant liner so that it wouldn’t be completely dark in there. Otherwise I just used what I had on hand. I wish I had used Duct Tape for more structural integrity, but I didn’t have/couldn’t find any. The curtains I had made have already been ripped down (Oh well), but the kids love to lay down in there. It is rather bulky since it’s just a big box wrapped in wrapping paper (aka wall paper) but it was something I did in an afternoon while they napped and it blessed me to see them enjoying it.
It was so sweet. My little 2 year old Lilly said, “You made that?! It’s so pretty Mommy!” Projects that make my kids happy make it worth the effort and frustration.