Crafts: Houses and
Other Dwellings Crafts
These crafts projects are for preschool, kindergarten and elementary school children. The crafts
use materials found around the house, like boxes, egg cartons, cardboard, paper, string, crayons,
paint, glue, etc. See a page about color mixing to see how to combine paint to make all the
colors of the rainbow.
Click on any of the crafts to go to the instructions. Have fun!
LITTLE LOG CABIN TEPEE CARDBOARD CANDY BIRD
You can Make cute little candy
Make a tiny log cabin make a bird nest treats.
from a box, twigs, and a wonderful Make an enchanted
lot of glue. model tepee castle from a
(wigwam) cardboard box.
MAKE A PAPER LINCOLN LOG BOX TOWN PAPER
HOUSE CABIN PYRAMID
Make an entire town
using old boxes and Make a
cartons, paper, pyramid and
crayons, tape, and decorate it
Print out plans for a glue. using paper,
simple paper house. scissors, and
More Kinder Crafts
This is an easy way to make a toy town using old boxes,
cartons, colored paper, scissors, tape, paper tubes, and
To make buildings:
Wrap up boxes and other empty
containers with colored paper.
Have an adult cut out doors if wanted.
Use tissue tubes for chimneys.
Decorate with windows, flower boxes, etc.
To make trees:
Use a tissue paper tube for the trunk.
Draw a green blob on stiff paper or
cardboard for the leaf canopy and cut it
Tape the green canopy to the tube.