Nov 17, 2013

Cardboard Treehouse

I’ve been experimenting with more dimensional afterschool classes this school year, and am happy to report that my kids seem to love it. On Friday they made these treehouses, and got so involved in decorating them they worked right through the last minute of class.
NOTE: There was a bit of prep work for this, but on the bright side my only costs were masking tape, craft glue, and popsicle sticks. I used an old-fashioned paper cutter to precut all the cardboard pieces and place all of them in a bag to make little “kits”.
1. Students used masking tape to tape the sides of the house together. They taped the roof across the top seam and glued it on top of the house. The tree roll was stapled as a roll, and glued to the tree base. Lastly the house base was glued to the top of the tree.
2. Michaels sells a variety of wood craft sticks these days, which makes for a few ladder choices. I used some new narrow ones for the sides and what are called “match sticks” for the steps. I recommend using Alene’s Tacky Craft Glue for everything as it is thick and sets up in about 10 minutes.


Christy Schuler said...

I love this! I am getting ready to start an after school art club and even though I would love to do this with all of my 3rd graders.... I am not sure where I would store them while in the construction process.... Thanks for taking the hard part of organizing out of it as that is my weak link in ... Everything:)

Lisa Lathrop said...

Love it! And your blog, too. Such great ideas. Thanks for taking your Cardboard Houses (which I used with my preschool class) one step further. I will use this in the Spring with my General Art class (ages 6-12).

How to Glue Plastic said...

Fabulous! I love this!I think its very easy to build.

Jual Tas said...

nice stuff men, keep it up :D

Speed Test said...

Realy Nice Stuff..