If families are looking for an addition to the play area, children’s playhouses are a good start. The playhouse serves as a private corner or space for little ones to play and hang out in. Having these playhouses aid in play acting where kids get to mimic adult actions such as cooking, keeping a clean house and also exploring their likes and dislikes.
Here are some playhouses you can make with the family!
1. Cardboard house
Cardboards are multipurpose and are so handy to have around when you have kids. Help your child build a playhouse using cardboards and cut holes for the windows. They’ll also need help to make the door that can open and close. The children can then help paint and decorate the house any way they want.
2. Cardboard rocket
Children are super curious and thus are very interested in space travel adventures. Help them build a cardboard rocket which they can pretend to sit in and fly. They’ll be singing Little Einstein’s theme song every time they are in it! Check out the rocket variations here.
3. Cardboard camper or car
If your kids are not the type to play house, you guys can build your own cardboard car or camper van! There are many variations to this so there’s no wrong way to go about it. The kids will get to race around in their cars and unknowingly did some exercise by running around. Get the tutorial for a cardboard camper van here.
4. Teepee tent
The simplest is still the best sometimes. Build or buy a tepee tent for young kids to snuggle and huddle in. This will be the spot where they can have their own Me time for reading and even napping. Get the tutorial for a no-sew teepee here and here.
5. Wooden playhouse
For gung ho parents, you can try to build an actual wooden playhouse but that requires hours of work. However, the effort will be worth it because it can last for several years and the kids have a whole mini house of their own. Here are several plans if you intend on going down this route.
6. Minimalist playhouse
If mum and dad are too tired to go all-out on a wooden playhouse, they can try replicating this Scandinavian minimalist wooden house. It just needs screws and wood battens. Get the tutorial here.
To make it comfy, add in a good mattress and plenty of pillows for a cosy spot!