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Cardboard Houses

Making houses using cardboard boxes is an all time favorite. This time we started collecting big and small cardboard boxes. Out of the big boxes we could cut out the base for our creations. The smaller boxes were used to make the houses. Once again going by everybody's choice we finally had houses in various shapes and sizes. Some had round windows placed at odd spots on the walls and some had too many windows!

Devyani loves the color orange and here we have the yard painted in orange :)

While talking about our cardboard creations, we also discussed how everybody manages to take care of their work once they install them in their homes. Most of them prefer to keep them displayed in their rooms. Some of them also expressed their concerns regarding space to store their creations. And so we wondered if we could create a foldable doll house out of cardboard, which can be put away after playtime.

We were very excited and thankful to come across this wonderful idea here Easy to make cardboard doll house

Here are our gorgeous doll houses. I love how the children decorated them!!!

It was also heartwarming to find out that one of the third graders decided to make a doll house for her baby sister :))

Happy creating. Just enjoy making new things!!


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