12.6.09

How to make a cardboard house


Take a likesided piece of cardboard. Mark where the middle of each side is and then the middle of each section. You will end up with 4x4 likesided small squares. As seen below.



Cut through the cardboard where the red lines are. Cut, but not the whole way through, where the spotted white lines are - this is to make it easier to fold.



Bend it carefully where the rooftop will be, and lay the two squares in the middle together. Tape them, and do the same on the other side.



Take the two other ends and fold them to the middle, try to keep straigth angles. Glue them together, hold them together for a while to make sure they are stuck. Make the same thing on the other end of your house.


Voila! Time to decorate.
Maybe it is easier to just follow the pictures and not my instructions (I tried my best).

17 comments:

nath said...

sweet! i harbour an ambition to make a great big one - like this

http://www.flickr.com/photos/iamlepetitoiseau/3618708679/

Alexandra Hedberg said...

BRAVO!

mikodesign said...

wow, that's so clever!! I will try that ;-))

radzimire said...

So nice, I'll try.

little t jane said...

so cute! i love it. i just adore little houses...i'm definitely going to have to try this. and my children will love it, too!!! thank you kindly. cheers! :D

elizabeth@shoptwig said...

Great, thanks for the how to. I just made one for my son to park his toy cars under. : )

julia said...

i will try this today!
thanks!
thank you!
dankeschön...

Rynke said...

Nice! I wanna make this sometime!

nechepurenka said...

Wow! You did it :)Your cardboard house – FANTASTIC!

Yara Kono said...

adorable house! x

Jenna said...

i made one! it works nice. :)

chicadecanela said...

Sooo cool! Thanks for sharing!

Esti said...

I'll try it with my girls. Thanks.

gretchenmist said...

we are going to try it too! might be a good one for show and tell at kinder on friday!!
thanks for posting this one :)

Veja cecilia said...

oj vad bra! jag har två gigantiska lådor som min barn vill ska bli stall, ta-da: nu kanske de blir det också!

Maggie May said...

i might do this with Lola, thank you

Jo Spittler said...

This is simply perfect. The zillion ways to decorate! Thank you.