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Cardboard Cubby House

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Months worth of play after a little construction

Time: 30 minutes to construct
Age: Any age
Level: Medium to build, Easy to play



Materials
Large cardboard boxes. Find some in the skip behind furniture or electrical stores.
Heavy duty scissors
Packing tape

Method
It's best for an adult or teenager to construct the cubby house, as it can involve heavy lifting and heavy duty scissor work.



Collect large boxes and assemble them, using packing tape to reinforce corners. You may like to extend the the height by opening tabs and taping them together.

Once your boxes are assembled, design how you would like your cubby to stand. I like to use two boxes which can stand next to eachother to make one large cubby, or stand alone as two smaller cubby houses.



Cut out entrance ways from both cubby houses. Cut a doorway by cutting three sides of a square, and folding down the door. Snip a corner off the door so children can open and close the doors easily during play.





Cut out windows and peek-a-boo holes in the cubby.



Move the cubby houses together, with entrance ways touching, allowing a space for children to crawl from one to the next.



These cubby houses can last outside for months in dry weather or even longer inside. Each week you can add embellishments or extensions to keep things interesting.



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#Under 5s
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It is not easy to make but it looks easy

Looks fantastic :-) The chimney is great too!
These are great. We had fun painting the outside of ours too and sticking on flowers - and it did last for months.
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