How to Make a Doll House
The beauty of this doll house, is that it can be folded up and stored.
I started with 1 cardboard box, and cut it down into flat parts.
I took a large piece for the back wall of the house, and 2 smaller pieces for the side walls. To make hinges, I hole-punched 2 holes on either side, and tied the walls together with twine.
Next, I used my utility knife to cut a slat in each side wall, to hold a floor. I also cut a slat in the middle of the floor to hold a center wall.
By using these slats, the floors and wall can be removed, allowing it to still be collapsable for storing.
I then thought, rather than fiddle with steps, why not just make a ladder? This way the kids can move it about as they wish. Using the utility knife, I made cut-outs every half inch. As you can see, I also used the utility knife to cut out windows.
The wallpaper was simply cut from decorative paper, and pasted onto the walls with a glue stick.
Now, for the finishing touches!
I cut out magazine clippings for the living room and kitchen, to add an element of dimension.
Using markers, I drew a few household features.
I accented them with small magazine cut outs.
To make furniture, I had a little cardboard jewelry box. I cut out pieces, and glued them together. Regular pieces of card board would work just fine for this too.
I added little blankets with small scraps of felt. The craft store had a few accessories as well. The books, kitchen table and chairs, and the cuckoo clock were purchased from ‘Michaels‘ craft store. I kept purchases limited to these few things, to keep costs low.
As you can see, this was a big hit with my girls.
They love it!
May the Force of Crafting be With You….