creative kids – cardboard playhouses

DIY houses

We are loving these DIY Cardboard Playhouses.  You can find the tutorial here on lovely blog A Beautiful Mess.

You can decorate them however you like – how much FUN!

craft express – cut out window houses

Got 20 minutes and want to get the kid’s into something creative?  There is a bit of cutting involved in this one so they’ll need some ‘grown up’ help but I’m sure you will agree this sweet little project is worth a bit of your time.

Have the kids draw a house on paper then, depending on their age, they can cut around the edge and you help with the windows (a scalpel would save a lot of time here).  They can embellish however they like with colouring in, pasting patterned paper and other bits and pieces on, adding glitter – whatever they like!

Then all you need to do is attach to the window with double sided tape.  You could also use contact instead of paper for the house then stick the whole thing to the window for a more permanent option.

Enjoy!