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Playing House

ages 3-6


Large appliance boxes Utility knife Paint Tape

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Make a play house out of big appliance boxes. You can ask Sears or Home Depot for boxes, maybe even Costco or Sam's Club. Into the sides of the box, cut doors and windows with a utility knife. You and your child can then paint the house. You might use packing tape to reinforce the box seams before you paint. If you get many boxes, don't limit yourself to just one house. You can create a neighborhood, a post office, a doctor's office, a farm, a veterinarian's office... whatever your child is interested in.


amyanddaniel said:

My son loves his box, which he calls his castle. I've been surprised how long it keeps his attention.

- Posted on Jun 25, 2007

bethmason_us said:

If you don't have the space for big boxes, you could use smaller boxes to create houses for stuffed animals or dolls.

- Posted on Jul 24, 2007

ashleyoneill said:

We also use any leftover big boxes to create tunnels for the kids to crawl through.

- Posted on Mar 13, 2008

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