Two weeks ago was a big week for deliveries at our house. As soon as Evan saw the good sized cardboard boxes, he yelled “I want to make houses for my stuffies!” I told him that we could and we piled the boxes in the corner of my office. I had to save the boxes from the recycle bin on a few occasions and I was beginning to think they might still be here this time next year.
However, on Saturday morning Evan decided that we should get busy because those houses wouldn’t build themselves! I tried to talk him in to drawing out what he had in mind but that idea was quickly overruled. After a few false starts, he decided that I *might* know what I was talking about and he let me help. Letting me help soon gave way to him supervising me….the hired help.
The house that we completed was for one of his favorite stuffies, Eye-ie. Evan comes up with the most original names. This stuffy is a giant eye with legs….so Eye-ie it is. Eye-ie had to have a television to watch (complete with a screen cut from a greeting card), a rug (drawn by Evan), a chair, a bed and a blanket. An eye motif can be seen throughout. We also stole a round ball from our Christmas potpourri for a chandelier. Overall, Evan is VERY happy with his project though it will only be for Eye-ie to use for naps. You see, Evan tried to let him sleep in it overnight and he had to get up during the night because he couldn’t sleep without Eye-ie.
Cardboard Stuffed Animal (or doll) House
- Medium to large cardboard box with the flaps cut off (save the flaps for room dividers)
- Packing tape
- Construction paper
- Odds and ends from around the house that can be used as decorations (old greeting cards, magazine pictures, small toys, potpourri, corks, etc)