Forest house – recycled crafts for kids
- Tuesday, 19 November 2013
- By Gosia
Do you make recycled crafts with your kids? I am sure you do:) All kinds of recycled crafts for kids are such great fun! Paper rolls, plates or cups, fabric, all ideas count. I love when my daughter's imagination starts to travel in all directions and she imagines things we could make with simple objects that we have at home.
This time, she came up with an idea of a forest house that we made from a used tissue box and all kinds of forest treasures that she found. We went for a long walk recently and we came home with a lot of autumn leaves, pine cones, pine needles, acorns, etc.
When I asked my daughter what she was going to do with all these treasures, she said: "We were in the forest, so we will make a forest house!". And we did it!
- empty tissue box
- pine needles
- pine corns
- double sided tape
- cotton balls
Step1 Open the tissue box. Draw lines as shown on the picture below. Cut along the middle line to prepare two identical parts as shown on the second picture below. Cut also a rectangle that you will fold later to make a chimney.
Step2 Fold both parts of the house and attach them together using a double side tape or glue. I found the tape more practical. Fold the part you cut for the chimney and insert it into the grooves you made in Step1. Cut a rectangle to fit as the floor, if you want. You can also decide to make it with no floor.
Step3 To decorate the walls, use the pine needles. Make a door and the windows using the leaves. Glue everything to the tissue box. Remove all the seeds from the pine cone and glue them onto the roof of the house. Insert a cotton ball into the chimney to pretend the smoke is coming out.
Step4 And here it is: a cute forest house made of a tissue box and forest treasures. Awesome activity and a great idea for a recycled crafts for kids. Enjoy!
Forest house - recycled crafts for kids
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