We have seen expensive wooden versions of these, but here is our recycled cardboard version. Inspired by @early_childhood_fun101 over on Instagram. Check out how we made ours below.
Use old cardboard packaging cut down to the size that you want. We used two kitchen roll tubes and two toilet roll tubes.
You could paint the pieces at this point if you wanted to. We used a low melt glue gun to stick the pieces together where we wanted them.
We made little tents for camping out and embellished them with sticks we found in the garden. We lay some hessian inside too.
Every camp out requires a log fire. So we used left over bits of stick, piled them together and glued with the glue gun. You could add red, orange and yellow tissue paper here for a flame effect.
To the little house on the very top, we added strips of cardboard for a panelled effect roof. We later embellished with sticks too and added hessian.
We added little stick ladders, again, glued together at the joins with a glue gun.
We made two little swings – one with a round cut from the top of a toilet roll tube – hung with string, and the other like a regular swing, hung with string.
We then added a few stepping stones and a family of little Bears!
The little Bears are super cute, and my youngest played for a while with these. But he soon wanted to add his playmobil and Lego figures.
Next, we are going to make a recycled cardboard castle. Subscribe to keep up to date with new posts with ideas and inspiration for doing crafts with your kids.
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