Cardboard Cubby House

Cardboard Cubby House

Posted 2013-06-23 by carlyfollow
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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