Turn a recycled milk or juice carton into a Christmas or seasonally themed house!
To make one you will need:
A clean 1/2 gallon carton (milk, juice, tea, etc.), construction paper, scissors, Christmas or winter themed stickers, glue, and markers
Optional: Craft knife, yellow tissue paper, glow stick or battery powered candle, old magazines, clip-art, stencils, paper punches, ruler, paint and a paintbrush
Cover the house
Cut four pieces of construction paper the width and length of your carton and glue each panel on well. Leave the paper the way it is, or make it look like brick, stone, logs or some another pattern with a markers.
Cover the roof
Cut two panels of paper that will cover each side the way you want it or create a roof of your choice by making shingles, peppermint drops, or something else and glue it in place. If your carton has a twist top cap, cover it up with paper to make a chimney, paint it the same color as the roof, or figure out a creative way to use the space.
Add windows and doors to your house and decorate with stickers, cut out construction paper silhouettes, pictures cut from magazines, and/or add clip art pictures – try to be as creative as possible.
Here are some suggestions:
Make your windows and doors different shapes, angles and sizes.
Windows: Add candles, a sill, panes, shutters, curtains, double windows, round windows, etc.
Doors: Make double doors, a front and back door, and maybe a side door.
Who or what lives in and around your house?
Animals: Reindeer, deer, cardinals, raccoon, mouse, bear, etc.
People: Gingerbread people, Santa, Mrs. Claus, Snow people, children, a family, etc.
Objects: Candles, lights, trees, lollipops, candy canes, candy pieces, fence, chimney, snow, snowflakes, border, sleigh, etc.
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