Millionayres | Cardboard playhouse

Cardboard playhouse

 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.




  • Mom

    16.10.2011 at 11:23 Reply

    You are so creative and such a good mommy!

  • Darren

    16.10.2011 at 21:21 Reply

    I love it!

  • Adora

    16.10.2011 at 23:23 Reply

    Brilliant! This gives me a good idea for a friends birthday party that’s coming up! We wanted to do a “photo booth” but couldn’t afford it! We could easily do a big version of this for the night! Thanks for the great idea!

    • Michelle

      17.10.2011 at 11:57 Reply

      Adora, that sounds great. Please send a picture of your “photo booth” and I’ll be sure to share it with my readers. Thanks!

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