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Posted by on Aug 6, 2014 in Activities, Kids craft | 18 comments

Cardboard box dolls house

Cardboard box dolls house


Cardboard box dolls house

When we had a our Garden on a roll delivered several months ago, the plants arrived in two large cardboard boxes, which I kept, thinking ‘I must make something with these’ but they have sat in the shed until now. I got them out and asked Pinky and Boo what we could make with them. They suggested we make a dolls house, so we did……

Cardboard box dolls house

cardboard box dolls house - boxes

It was very simple to make. I turned the box upright, cut up a piece of cardboard to fit across in the middle of the box and sellotaped it in. This was very effective for an upstairs.

Next, we bent a piece of cardboard and taped it to the top for the roof. We also made a chimney to top it off.

We closed the cardboard box door front and the girls drew a front door, windows and decorated it as they wanted.

decorating the cardboard box dolls house

I think it looked quite good as a fun, simple, creative project for them to play with for a short time. You could really go to town and make this look amazing if you wanted to, but we just wanted some simple fun creative play, so I just let the girls do as much or little as they liked.

After decorating Pinky and Boo got their barbies out and played with the house, they even managed to virtually get in there with the dolls!cardboard box dolls house play

cardboard box dolls house play

cardboard box dolls house play

The house didn’t last a long time, but that didn’t matter, it was about the creativity, the fun of making it and their imagination.

Now I need to come up with another creation for the other cardboard box!


Super Busy Mum


  1. That’s great, and looks like lots of fun. It’s amazing what kids’ imaginations can do with something as simple as a big cardboard box. On those rare occasions we have something delivered that comes in a large enough box, it always becomes the most popular thing to play with for our boys – they’ve built castles, planes, cars, all sorts of stuff with it .. πŸ™‚ #MMWBH

    • Sounds like you’ve made lots with your boxes too. πŸ™‚

  2. So lovely – its amazing the things that be made from a simple cardboard box in’t it! Great pictures! xx

    • Thank you, you can make anything from a cardboard box if you have enough imagination I think x

  3. Cardboard boxes are amazing aren’t they? So much fun to be had! Love how much fun they had making it into a dolls house and i LOVE the shot of them both lying down and squeezed into it playing, a proper melt your heart moment πŸ™‚ xx

    • Ah yes, I just had to take a pic of them both in the house πŸ™‚

  4. That looks like great fun! Looks like they had a whale of a time x

    • We did all enjoy making it πŸ™‚

    • I think it is a girls cardboard box dream! πŸ˜‰

  5. Cardboard boxes are ace! This house looks fantastic, what a great idea πŸ™‚ #PoCoLo

    • Thank you, we love card board boxes

  6. We love making things with cardboard boxes, we haven’t had any big ones in a while so we haven’t any recent creations, love the fact that the girls fitted in too. #pocolo

    • It was fun seeing the girls get right in πŸ™‚

  7. That’s awesome. We made a (smaller) one out of an old huggies box about 4 years ago and it’s still going strong! Hot glue is amazing :p

    • Fantastic!, it’s amazing how much fun you can have with a cardboard box!

  8. I love that photo of your girls inside the box right at the end! It all looks like great fun. I remember doing this as a child πŸ™‚

    • Thank you, I love that pic too πŸ™‚

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