How to Make a Shoe Box Doll House Arts and Crafts Project for Kids

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Today we will show you how to make a really great toy doll house out of shoe boxes and other materials. This little two-story doll house with its gabled roof can be made in less than a half hour by any handy boy or girl. To make it you will need the following materials below.

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How to Make a Shoe Box Doll House Arts and Crafts Project for Kids



How to Make a Shoe Box Doll House Arts and Crafts Project for Kids

<<Crafts Materials Needed:>>

– shoe boxes

– ruler

– cardboard

– pencil

– scissors

– glue or paste

– paints (optional)

– lace paper doilies (optional)

– brush (optional…needed only if you paint)

– fancy paper (optional…needed only if you want to wallpaper the inside of the house)

Step 1

Remove the covers from four shoe boxes of the same size, and throw them away as you will not need them. Glue one pair of shoe boxes together, end to end.



Glue one pair of shoe boxes together, end to end.



Glue the second pair of boxes the same way.

Step 2

Place the boxes with the open ends towards you, and glue the second pair over the first to make a two-story house.



Place the boxes with the open ends towards you, and glue the second pair over the first to make a two-story house.




Step 3

For the roof, measure a piece of cardboard two inches longer than the width of the house. ( When the roof is folded and placed over the house, the overhang will be one inch on each side. Cut out the roof. Fold the roof section exactly in half, the long way, as in illustration A.



For the roof, measure a piece of cardboard two inches longer than the width of the house.



Step 4

For the gables of the roof, cut two triangular pieces of cardboard, with a little flap on each of the three sides, as in illustration B.

Bend the flaps back.



For the gables of the roof, cut two triangular pieces of cardboard



Step 5

Glue the bottom flap to the box top, and the two other flaps to the underside of the roof section. Do the same to the gable at the other end.



Glue the bottom flap to the box top, and the two other flaps to the underside of the roof section.



Step 6 : Wallpaper or Paint (Either is Optional)

Paint the inside of each of the four rooms a different color. Allow them to dry thoroughly. If you like, you may glue fancy paper to the walls of the rooms, instead.

Step 7 : Cut Out Windows and Curtains

Cut out windows, and glue pieces of lace paper doilies inside the windows, for curtains, as in illustration C.



Cut out windows, and glue pieces of lace paper doilies inside the windows, for curtains



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4 Comments

  1. alyssa mae

    09.01.2011

    well done!!! great

  2. Penny

    10.23.2011

    wow, I’ve been looking for ideas on how to make a dolllhouse and this is the most crafty and inventive way of going about it. Thanks so much.

  3. alyssa

    08.28.2012

    cool

  4. Maria Spotts

    03.18.2014

    I’ve been saving tissue boxes and this is the perfect craft yo make for my favorite little girl….thanks so much!

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