Shoe box dollhouses are so much fun to make, for boys and girls alike! I've been wanting to do something like this with my kids for ages, but it took the Shoebox Dollhouse Exhibition over at Lilla A. Design to get us moving. And I'm so glad that we decided to participate, because my two kids who chose to make rooms both loved it so much they want to make more. In fact my daughter is working on her second room right now!
The idea for the exhibition is that the kids should do the project with very little help from their parents, so I can honestly say that was the case here. I sat my 6 1/2 year old down with an Ed Emberley's Make A World, and suggested that he might like to draw some of the furniture for the book. He fortunately had his own idea and decided to make a room for a policeman! (Yes, that's really a pilot, but he'll do for now.....) I cut the foam for the pillow and the piece of felt for the bedspread, but that's it.
My son's main concern at the moment is whether anyone will be making a kitchen for the dollhouse? We may just have to give it a go ourselves, we'll see what transpires after school today, and stay tuned for more photos tomorrow! Oh, and by the way, entries will be accepted until Feb. 21 (tomorrow) so there's still a bit of time to get your kids involved in this fun project!
Lastest Breaking News: Our friends over at the great site Se7en have informed us that they are making a kitchen, so we're off the hook, phew!