How to make houses for your 3D play carpet with materials found at home!
Tue, Nov 03, 2020
Do your kids ever want to create and build a town of their own? Sure, you can grab some toy houses and set those up, but where’s the fun in that? These cute little DIY houses are a super quick and easy way for your kids to create a little town from start to finish just the way they imagine it!
What you will need:
- Cardboard toilet paper rolls or paper towel rolls (you can cut these in half for smaller buildings or keep them whole for big tall ones!)
- Construction paper
- Glue or tape
- Paint (optional, but can be used to paint the cardboard tubes)
- Stickers (these are optional, but can be used to decorate)
- Tissue paper (optional, but can be used to decorate)
Take your construction paper and cut a small rectangle that measures about 4” x 2.5” for the roof of the home. Hold the paper so that the short edges are on top and bottom, then fold the paper in half vertically.
Now that you’ve cut and folded your construction paper to make the roof, decorate them to your liking. We used IVI stickers and tissue paper, but you can design yours however you’d like. Feel free to grab pens, pencils, or markers and draw on little rectangles for a roof pattern. Or just go wild and decorate it however you’d like! You can get as creative as you want!
Grab your construction paper again and cut a small rectangle out. This will be used as the front door. Once that’s cut out, draw a small circle on the left side for the door knob. Then, using your tape or glue, attach it to the front of your cardboard tube.
Now it’s time to create the windows! You can either draw them, or create them using construction paper. We chose to draw ours! You can even use stickers or any other materials you have around your home. You’re in total creative control!
Take a green marker and draw some small lines on the bottom of the cardboard tube to mimic grass.
Grab your cardboard tube and your rectangular cutout from step one. Using either glue or tape, attach your roof so that the triangular openings are facing the front and back.
Set your little houses up on your 3D play carpet and create your very own town!
What are some fun DIY projects you do with your kids? Let us know in the comments!