Create your own one-of-a-kind dollhouse using materials found at home. Team up with your child and be inspired by these examples.
A dollhouse will provide your child more opportunities for pretend play. But instead of buying one, amp up the creativity aspect by helping your child to create his or her own.
Making your own dollhouse allows you to create a more personalized look compared to the cookie cutter ones you see in the stores. Add in as many rooms as you want or paint it in your child’s favorite color.
Creating a dollhouse is also an inexpensive alternative. While it is common to make a dollhouse out of cardboard, why not search your house for other materials to use instead? That way, you also get to recycle old items and reduce trash.
Beyond these benefits, though, making a dollhouse will give you and your child more time together and more chances to bond. By taking into consideration your child’s ideas on what he or she wants the dollhouse to look like, you are also teaching him or her the value of teamwork.
Here are 5 unique dollhouse ideas to help you get started.
Got an old suitcase lying around the house? Instead of letting it gather dust, use it for a really cool and portable dollhouse that you can easily pack up after playtime. Check out instructions on how to make this dollhouse through the blog,
If you have children in the house, chances are you also have arts and crafts materials around. Glue together some leftover popsicle sticks to create a small but charming dollhouse, like this one from
One Crafty Mumma
Put an old bookcase to good use by creating a unique dollhouse out of it. The shelves are already there to provide divisions for the various rooms for the dollhouse. Just paint it, if needed, then decorate. Here’s one bookcase dollhouse inspiration from
My Afternoon Project
If you have some leftover wood from a house renovation project, here’s a truly creative and one-of-a-kind dollhouse you can try to do. This dollhouse was inspired by a children’s book. Get complete details from
Do you want your child to practice drawing dolls instead of playing with physical dolls? Here’s a dollhouse idea you can use. Draw one from a chalkboard such as this one from
. The best thing about this is that you can change the design as many times as you want. Alternatively, you can also use a whiteboard and some magnetic dolls.
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