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Cardboard Treehouse

I’ve been experimenting with more dimensional after school classes this school year, and am happy to report that my kids seem to love it.
On Friday they made these tree houses, and got so involved in decorating them they worked right through the last minute of class.
MATERIALS
  • Cardboard
  • Paper cutter (heavy duty type)
  • Corrugated cardboard
  • Craft sticks (narrow and long type)
  • Match sticks
  • Craft glue
  • Masking tape
DIRECTIONS
NOTE: There was a bit of prep work for this, but on the bright side my only costs were masking tape, craft glue, and popsicle sticks as I found old boxes for the cardboard. I used an old-fashioned paper cutter to precut all the cardboard pieces and place all of them bags to make little “kits”.

1. Students used masking tape to tape the sides of the house together. They taped the roof across the top seam and glued it on top of the house. The tree roll was stapled as a roll, and glued to the tree base. Lastly the house base was glued to the top of the tree.
2. Michaels sells a variety of wood craft sticks these days, which makes for several ladder choices. I used some new narrow ones for the sides and what are called “match sticks” for the steps. I recommend using Alene’s Tacky Craft Glue for everything as it is thick and sets up in about 10 minutes.