From Cardboard Box to Lighted Dollhouse

Make a Lighted Cardboard Dollhouse -- An easy and fun collaborative art project to do with your kids!We’ve been building and decorating dollhouses with cardboard this past week. Mostly Daphne and me, really, with a few cameo appearances by Maia. It’s been a nice change of pace from all the 2-dimensional creating we often do around here and the kids are loving the finished dollhouses!

We added stained glass windows, as we did last time, as well as a string of lights, so they are extra lovely for low-key playtime in the evening before bed or first thing in the morning.

The girls have moved their little figurines in, as well as some horses and unicorns. And made beds out of my silver flats padded with socks.

The little mail boxes you see are from the $1 Spot section of Target and have been used for delivering Valentine’s and notes between dolls.

Here’s how we made the cardboard dollhouses:

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Rainbow-lighted cardboard dollhouse and Artterro art kit giveaway

ArtterroCardboardDollhouse_JV_16I've seen a lot of great cardboard dollhouses around the web lately, and when a friend's birthday came up, we decided to create our own version as a gift. This sweet "rainbow" dollhouse was created from a cardboard box, an Artterro "creativity kit," and some rainbow Christmas lights. Maia had so much fun creating it and so fell in love with the finished product that we are already planning another that she can keep.

Here's how to make the dollhouse:

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