Soap Box House

Make a cute little house in minutes with a soap box, some glue and a small piece of card stock.

Start with a standard box of soap.

Open it up along the seem. This step is not necessary. Turning the box inside out provides a clean surface to color on. You could cover the box in paper if you like.

Cut a door or window.

Glue box back together. Peak one end for the roof. I used paper tape.
Measure (just eyeball by placing your box onto paper) a piece folded paper for roof.

Glue onto peaked end. Use clothes pins or clamps to hold in place while it dries.

Give to child to decorate! Have fun!


Ticia said...

My kids would love this. It's a shame we don't use bar soap. But, I'm sure we can come up with a suitable alternative.

Kristin said...

Using clothes pins as clamps is genius! I like this idea. I'm sure the village would be over run with soldiers and action figures, but maybe their cars would like a little town...

M for Short said...

Cute, cute, cute. However, I would expect that Dora is a multi-millionaire by now and could afford better digs!

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

Great way to recycle I didn't realize how tiny that house must be until I saw what it started out as!

Sharon said...

Your creativity never ceases to amaze me! I will never look at another soap box the same way again!


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