So far, we’ve collected dragons, aliens, Barbie’s and books (and belly fat, if I may add). Just recently, I saw Jollibee was offering Hello Kitty mini room sets with their kiddie meals. I must admit that McDonald’s offer more enticing toys but the HK set was too cute to pass up.
There were only 2 room sets so one lunch date was all it took for M and I to complete the series. Little G loved it. So much so that she requested for more ‘rooms’ and that is why I came to do her cardboard dollhouse.
Mind you, I was leaning towards a wooden dollhouse but that would take more planning so I resorted to using cardboard and spending a weekend to tend to our child’s whim. This post is all about the things I used to create my weekend project.
The main thing about this project is that this is just temporary. With the main structure made only from karton, the life span of this dollhouse would only be short-term. You can’t really expect it to withstand the force that is a 3-year old toddler who hasn’t fully grasped the concept of “fragile”. So I decided to let my OC-ness slide a bit and decided not to invest too much on the design and little details. I decided to use recycled materials and little junk lying around the house so it wouldn’t be too painful if G wrecked it to pieces. I also wanted to use this as a practice run (in making miniatures and decorating) should we decide to have the wooden dollhouse made.
The house itself is made of cardboard. Used cardboard would be fine. I made some slits on the walls and floors then glued them together to make it sturdier. Cutouts were made for the doorways and windows. I didn’t bother to paint the outside, except for the roof, since G didn’t really take notice of it.
Colorful tapes or washis as well as punched out shapes was also used as wall décor.