Spending time with my grandchildren is one of my greatest blessings! We love it when they visit us for sleepovers. During the summer months, those overnight stays are sometimes multiple nights. The granddaughters enjoy working on some kind of craft project when they visit, so I keep a few craft kits, a stash of craft materials, and some project ideas on hand. Some time ago, I purchased two cardboard dollhouse kits by Lille Huset. I’d been holding these kits in my collection, knowing that the girls would enjoy them sometime. Lille Huset dollhouses are made from a durable, heavy cardboard, are easy to construct and can also be disassembled easily for storage.
During a recent visit, the girls were delighted when I brought out the dollhouse kits. They quickly went to work punching out the pieces and following the directions to assemble the basic structure. The kits also included some furniture and accessories for the rooms and a paper doll, all two-dimensional. I suggested that they could create three-dimensional furniture pieces for their dollhouses from some of the craft supplies I had on hand. They jumped at the chance and spent the rest of the day making furniture and additional paper dolls using colorful sheets of heavy corrugated paper and various sheets of scrapbook paper from my supply. I loved watching their creativity.
Bluebird’s (8 1/2 years old) dollhouse, paper doll family, and car:
Weren’t my two little decorators resourceful and creative? When it was time to go home, they took the dollhouses and some of the supplies they were using home so they could continue adding details to their houses, lots of creative summer fun.
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