Tod­dler DIY Gin­ger­bread house

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2 large card­board boxes Scis­sors Box cut­ter White poster paint Brown pa­per Coloured pa­per or card­board Mask­ing tape Glue Coloured pipe clean­ers


• Cut a door and two win­dows in one side of the box. The win­dows can be cut out com­pletely, but for the door leave the one side in­tact so that it can open and close. We folded the box’s clos­ing flaps up and stuck them down with mask­ing tape on the in­side for ex­tra sta­bil­ity. • Use the sec­ond box to fash­ion a roof. Cut off the clos­ing folds and cut off one side of the box so that you are left with three sides. Fold these into a tri­an­gle shape for the roof. Stick it on with mask­ing tape. • Cut lots of cir­cles out of the brown pa­per, over­lap them on to the roof and stick down with glue to make the roof tiles. Start at the bot­tom and work your way up­wards in rows. Cre­ate a chim­ney out of pipe clean­ers and at­tach to the top of the roof. • Paint de­tail on the house with the white poster paint. Cut sweetie shapes out of coloured card­board and stick on the house for added dec­o­ra­tion.

Fact: Chil­dren love play­ing with boxes. Con­struct this lit­tle house for hours of imag­i­nary play.

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