Cooped up inside with the kids more than usual these days? Did you buy giant, fancy, expensive toys for the holidays only to find that they never use them? A DIY play-anything out of cardboard is creative solution to both counts.
Leni and J. had a great time making this cardboard playhouse. With her son's input, she created a kitchen and bedroom, and has plans to add on a bathroom. We love that this is something parents and children can design and build together. It's malleable and darn near free, and can be manipulated, expanded upon and eventually tossed when their whim changes. Best of all perhaps for the Apartment Therapy crowd? You get to decorate it too.
Find inspiration for this and other DIY cardboard projects on Makedo's blog.
(Images: Leni for Makedo)