Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Cardboard Stuffed Animal House for Kids

What are some fun ways to play with stuffed animals? We had a Stuffed Animal Day today and shared several favorites, including making cardboard stuffed animal houses!

In this post we'll share how you can help your child make a simple house for their stuffed animals out of cardboard! This is a great way to keep kids busy at home.




Do you have Amazon boxes lying around at your house? We are always trying to find new ways to use boxes.

What can you make with a cardboard box for kids?


Some of our favorite things to make and do with cardboard boxes include...



Today we're going to share how to make a house for your stuffed animals out of a cardboard box!

Cardboard Box Stuffed Animal House

Materials Needed: 
  • Cardboard boxes (any size)
  • Scissors
  • Serrated knife (for adult use only)
  • Washi tape
  • Stickers
  • Washable paint 
  • Paint brushes
  • Packing tape
  • Stuffed animal
  • Markers



To get started, we cut 2 flaps off one side of the box and then we stuck them to the other flaps to create a tall roof. We taped both flaps together to make a tall pointy roof.

Next, we drew windows and a door with a pencil and then an adult cut them out with a serrated knife.


Finally we were ready to start decorating!

I gave each child paint, tape, stickers, and markers and they got to decide what they wanted to do on their house.

My four-year-old just wanted to cut tape and stick it onto her house, so that's what she did!


Once the house was finished, it was time for her stuffed animal to go and visit and play!


Stuffed animals are such great comfort objects and they are also so helpful with engaging children in pretend play!

Pretend play is a great way to build language skills in toddlers

Some other fun things you can do with your stuffed animals include...



Do you have any other favorite ways to play with your stuffed animals? Share them in the comments or let us know on Instagram at @kristinatoddlerapproved


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