In a world of finite resources and a pressing climate crisis, as a family we are always looking for ways we can reduce our environmental impact. We are not prefect by any means but we are trying to make meaningful long term changes.
One way we try to do this is by using recycled materials in our craft projects to make our own toys, rather than buying new resources. This type of project also develops resourcefulness and creativity in our little ones, encouraging them to look beyond the primary function of an object, like a cardboard box, and see new potential of what it could be.
Begin by cutting the top flaps off all your boxes and arranging them to make the rooms of your dolls house.
Gather your materials together and begin to decorate the house. We used a selection of old paintings, coloured paper and fabric scraps. You could also decorate your rooms with paint or marker pens. Think about other features you could add like windows or stairs. We added a fire place and chimney.
Once you have decorated all your rooms, glue the boxes together to make your dolls house secure. We used hot glue for this as it is strong and quick to dry.
Now you can make some furnishings for your house. We used recycled materials like bottle tops, cords and cardboard to make some furniture. We also made some bunting and aerials to add to our house.
Now let your friends more into their new house!
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If you love making things with cardboard boxes, you might like UNBOXED; our new kids craft book all about the creative adventures you can have with cardboard boxes!
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