How to make a cardboard-box dolls house

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When we saw an old carry-handle cardboard box lying about, we knew what to do with it straight away. It was the perfect shape for a dolls house. Just a little imagination, some paint and old material helped us transform it into this sweet little home.

When your kids have a go at making their own dolls house, they’ll really enjoy choosing their favourite colours and picking out the curtain material. They could even add an extension using another box or make the garden bigger.

This craft is easy enough for children over four to make, although you’ll need to help by cutting out the windows and doors for them.

Follow our illustrated step-by-step instructions below on how to make a cardboard-box dolls house.

What you will need

  • 1 carry-handle cardboard box
  • Acrylic paint (we used red and white)
  • Paint brush
  • Foam brush
  • Craft knife or scissors
  • Ruler
  • Glue stick
  • Old material
  • Button
  • Green A4 felt sheet
  • 2 large green pom poms