We try to have a family craft night about once a month. This month, we raided a bin with interesting packing materials we'd been saving for just such an occasion!

Start with:

  • Thick Cardboard
  • Textured Cardboard
  • Colored Cardboard
  • Colored Cardstock
  • Pom Poms
  • Paper Straws
  • Assorted Odds and Ends
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Create it!

Step 1: Cut squares out of the thick cardboard. This will be the main building shape for each house.

Step 2: Cut triangle shapes for the roof from textured cardboard and glue to the thick cardboard.

Step 3: Add all the decorations!

To make this super easy for everyone, each family member had his or her own scissors. We shared glue and placed all of the decorating options in one central place for everyone to choose their favorites for each house.