Need an unusual gift wrapping? Need an odd job in the form of an architectural structure? If you like to work with children, you can make a house of cardboard together. The execution technologies will be similar, but the size and design choose according to their individual ideas.
Beautiful houses: options and ideas
A cardboard house can be made in the following variants:
- The gaming design for children of this size, so you can go inside (an alternative to expensive plastic complexes).
- A small architectural form for dolls with a removable or missing front wall and elaborate interior of the rooms.
- An oddity on a New Year theme, for example, the house of Santa Claus.
- Gift box of unusual shape.
As you can see, there are several possibilities. Choose the appropriate option. Make the game of children more interesting and developing available means.
What will be required
To make a house of cardboard with your own hands, you need to prepare the following:
- Cardboard (corrugated for frame, decorative for decoration).
- Patterns of parts, diagrams and sweeps.
- Glue or thermo gun.
- Decorative paper for decoration.
- The cloth.
- Felt-tip pens.
- Suitable decoration elements (pebbles, flowers, beads, beads).
The recruitment and quantity of materials will depend on which one and for what purpose you will make the house. For the growth structure, you need a strong frame, and thin cardboard or thick paper is suitable for packing. The packaging can be fully developed on a computer or printed out a ready-made template. A big house will have to be hand-made.
How to make a scheme
If you want to make a small house of cardboard with your own hands, it is better to use a ready template that can be printed directly on the sheet for the product. On a thick cardboard it will be better to draw a workpiece. A small house is easy to construct by the type of a box from a whole sheet of cardboard with the execution of fold lines.
If you are going to make a large growth house for kiddies, it is better to cut all the parts separately, although if the dimensions of the material allow, it is easy to make the workpiece also in the form of a sweep, as for the box. As a model, the scheme of a small house is quite suitable. It's enough to increase the sizes of the constituent elements proportionally. If there is a large box of the right size, it's good to use it. Then you just need to cut doors, windows, perhaps, to strengthen the structure, build a roof on top (it is more convenient gable) and, of course, decorate the frame.
This section contains the general sequence of steps. In each case will have its own nuances. So, to make a house of cardboard with your own hands, work as follows:
- Prepare the base material and draw a diagram of the house or its component parts on it.
- Cut out the elements.
- If there are folding lines on the workpieces, draw a corner of the ruler over them or another similar object. So, you will make grooves that will help to fold evenly and neatly tight cardboard strictly along the line.
- Execute the folds.
- Seal the seams.
- If internal partitions are supposed to be inside the house, paste them with a thermo-gun (hot glue can be applied to the ends of cardboard blanks) or ordinary glue. In the second case it is better to use additional docking parts in the form of strips bent in half. One edge of such a paper tape will go to the right junction wall, the other to the left.
When the whole construction is assembled, proceed with the decoration. Internal walls, especially if visible docking elements, it is better to cover with decorative paper or cloth. Exterior walls of the house are enough to paint.
Dollhouse of cardboard
The technology of making the frame will be similar to the one already described. The only difference is that the wall of the facade is either not executed at all, or is made opening, like a door on hinges. This can be done on tapes, cardboard strips. When creating a game house for dolls, it is important to make it in proportions suitable for dolls, commensurate with them, so that they fit there and feel comfortable (sitting, standing).
Particular attention is paid to the organization and design of the internal space. It is obligatory to execute several wall-partitions between rooms. They will also serve as a supporting structure. It is important to make furniture (or place a bought doll). Pay attention to the decoration of the walls. If everything is properly thought out, the house will turn out to be very realistic, and the design process itself will turn into an interesting activity for young craftsmen.
New Year's houses made of cardboard
This option will have some features. If you create a simple hand-craft for a contest or decorating an interior, it's enough to do it on the basis of a cardboard box. Such a product may not be opening, and the decoration (windows, doors) will be painted or made in the form of an applique.
If you want to make gift wrapping like a cardboard house, the product layout should be such that the opening part is present. To get the contents of the gift should be convenient, while the packaging should not be deformed. The box-house can remove the roof, open one of the roof slopes, remove or move the base.
So, to make a beautiful house of cardboard with your own hands, you can, both for gaming purposes, in a natural, comfortable for the child value, and as a souvenir gift (packing or dollhouse dwelling).