This image is not<\/b> licensed under the Creative Commons license applied to text content and some other images posted to the wikiHow website. wikiHow, Inc. is the copyright holder of this image under U.S. and international copyright laws. We know ads can be annoying, but they’re what allow us to make all of wikiHow available for free. If you don't have a dollhouse, can't afford one or need one quickly when traveling or having kids to visit, a cardboard box dollhouse is the simple and fun solution. wikiHow is where trusted research and expert knowledge come together. Include your email address to get a message when this question is answered. Cut the base of the rectangle as well, leaving one long side uncut. This image is not<\/b> licensed under the Creative Commons license applied to text content and some other images posted to the wikiHow website. Reinforce the floor by adding “L” shaped braces to the underside of the floor. It's up to your imagination. wikiHow is where trusted research and expert knowledge come together. Glue or tape the wrapping paper in place. Cut out the top and one side of the rectangle. Attach the roof with a hot glue gun to the outer walls of the dollhouse. For example, a shoebox with a joined lid can work well on its side, using the pull-out lid as an additional room or area when opened; or it can work well from the top looking in, using the lid simply as the roof that is closed when not being played with. This image is not<\/b> licensed under the Creative Commons license applied to text content and some other images posted to the wikiHow website. Run a line of hot glue around the edges of one side of a shoebox and attach it to the side of another box. All tip submissions are carefully reviewed before being published. Window boxes with flowers could be painted under the windows. By using our site, you agree to our. You can build a house in any shape you can imagine. Use a razor knife to cut squares from the exterior of the house. It's cheap, easy and the only thing you really need is stacks of imagination about what to put where. Regular glue (like Elmer's glue) should work just fine, seeing as how it's only cardboard. I'm not 100% sure about the wood glue, but wood glue is very strong, so it would probably work fine as well. Include your email address to get a message when this question is answered. Glue different sized boxes together to create multiple rooms of a dollhouse. Portraits and paintings. Cut pictures from magazines to decorate the walls. Think of it in the same way as looking at an architectural drawing on paper, and cut the dividers to make differently sized room shapes. wikiHow is a “wiki,” similar to Wikipedia, which means that many of our articles are co-written by multiple authors. You can also use a combination of paint and wallpaper, doing the upper or lower half the wall in wallpaper, then the upper or lower half in paint, and using craft sticks to create a wooden border between the two effects. wikiHow, Inc. is the copyright holder of this image under U.S. and international copyright laws. wikiHow, Inc. is the copyright holder of this image under U.S. and international copyright laws. Use scrap fabrics, doilies, handkerchiefs, etc., to make "rugs" for the floors. wikiHow, Inc. is the copyright holder of this image under U.S. and international copyright laws. Anything is possible. To create this article, volunteer authors worked to edit and improve it over time. This article was co-authored by our trained team of editors and researchers who validated it for accuracy and comprehensiveness. When working out how to lay out the box, try placing it in different positions and angles until you can see its perspective the best. Make collages from magazines. wikiHow, Inc. is the copyright holder of this image under U.S. and international copyright laws. Different materials in each room can be quite effective. Fold a flap on the top and bottom portion of the wall to glue the cardboard to the ceiling and bottom floor of your dollhouse. Make a multi-story home by stacking 3 to four boxes on top of each other. wikiHow's Content Management Team carefully monitors the work from our editorial staff to ensure that each article is backed by trusted research and meets our high quality standards. Your, "Showing my 7-year-old granddaughter three choices made it easy. Don’t cut cardboard on a table as you might scratch the surface of the table. % of people told us that this article helped them. wikiHow, Inc. is the copyright holder of this image under U.S. and international copyright laws. If you really can’t stand to see another ad again, then please consider supporting our work with a contribution to wikiHow. The name of the house could be hung from a little sign. Use wallpaper offcuts to make wallpapered walls. Tape the two halves together on the ends to create a long "V" shape. This image is not<\/b> licensed under the Creative Commons license applied to text content and some other images posted to the wikiHow website. Cut a rectangle that is an inch deeper than your house and 8-12 inches wider than the house. Glue along the slits cut in the floor and wall pieces of cardboard. If you want more rooms, simply slide in more dividers, making slits in the cardboard lengths that will slide over the already fitted divider pieces. Larger boxes fairly much cry out for at least one upstairs room area. This image may not be used by other entities without the express written consent of wikiHow, Inc.
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