Make your own house - using only cardboard box card!

You will need:
  • Cardboard box card
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
Draw and cut out the basic outline of a house.
Then draw round the house shape onto another piece of cardboard box card, so that you have two house shapes.
Now take a ruler and draw a pencil line in the same central position on each house.

Take your time with this because they have to be perfectly central!
Measure and mark half way down each line, like this.

Again, be as accurate as you can with this.
Draw a slot from the top of one house, to the middle mark...
...and on the other, draw a slot from the bottom to the middle mark.

Make them the same thickness as the cardboard box card.
So, when the slots are cut out, the two pieces of cardboard box card will slot together, like this.
Take them apart for now, and draw on some detail.
Then design all the other sides of the house.
Use poster or acrylic paint to give the house some colour...
...and when the paint has dried, just slot the pieces back together to create the house.
You can make any kind of building you like - here are a couple of cottages and a shop!
And you can keep building until you have a street...
...a town...
...or even a city!

Try it yourself!