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Recycled Crafts: DIY Themed Room Boxes kids can make

If you are a lover of recycled crafts, miniature crafts or anything miniature this is an activity for you. There are so many mini model houses, rooms etc you can put together as a wonderful stress relieving hobby. However if you or the littles are just starting out, this activity will be a great low cost first step to see if this activity is something you enjoy. Besides, there is always a thrill of a good DIY of a store brought project that makes you start thinking of creative ways to get the same result.

Here are some supplies we used from our recyclables stash. We always have cereal boxes or any dry food boxes, bottle caps, paper clips etc. We also have a basic craft stash that we have built over the years. Hot glue, paper clips, cork sheets, felt cloth, craft sticks, mini dowel rods are a part of it.

Process

Walls- Take three cardboard pieces and measure them so they fit together with 1 base and 2 walls touching each other.

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Floor- Take a piece of corrugated cardboard and paint it the color of your choice. (Choose a hardwood color) Use a ruler and make lines about 1 inch apart. Draw a line across 1 section and skip the next. Draw it on the 3rd section and so on. Then, on the sections you skipped, draw another line, about 2 inches lower, now skipping the sections you first drew lines on. Continue this down all the way. Lightly scribble with a graphite pencil on the floor to mimic the wood texture.