Loving these cardboard playhouses and the kids will too!

15 Amazing DIY Cardboard Playhouses You Need to See

With the summer months stretching out ahead of us you might be wondering what on earth you’re going to do to keep the kids entertained, especially if it gets too hot to be outside. If you’ve got a few cardboard boxes in the corner of the garage and a few tools check out this collection of DIY cardboard playhouses kids will love – and be inspired to make one for your own children!

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Cardboard Playhouses Kids will Love!

DIY Cardboard Playhouse

Make Cardboard Playhouse Kids

Found it here >> Mom’s Daily Adventure

This playhouse is adorable with it’s sloping roof and that round window in the front door. It was made from a single Weber BBQ box and the way they used the packaging for the roof tiles is ingenious! Top tip from this dad: If you want to use this playhouse indoors make sure the doorway is actually wide enough to fit it through once it’s built!

Cardboard Playhouse

Children Cardboard Playhouses

Found it here >> She Said She Said

Here’s another playhouse built from a single cardboard box. This mom had the great idea of using construction paper circles to decorate the outside of the house so no messy paint job is required!

Kid’s Cardboard Playhouses: Ollie’s House

Kids Cardboard Playhouses

Found it here >> Charcoal and Crayons

Your playhouse design is limited only by your imagination, and we were blown away by Ollie’s House! How adorable is that double sloping roof, and it even has a chimney!

DIY Cardboard Playhouses

A Whole Street of Cardboard Playhouses

Found it here >> A Beautiful Mess

And speaking of imagination… if you have so many ideas you can’t decide which one to bring to life don’t stop at just one! Just think how much your child would enjoy playing in a whole street of cardboard playhouses!

Kids Cardboard Playhouse Video Tutorial

If you really want to build a kid’s cardboard playhouse but you can’t quite wrap your head around what it takes to build one check out this super cool time-lapse video!

Cardboard Playhouse: Color and Play

Discovery Kids Cardboard Playhouse

Found it here >> Discovery Kids

Of course if you just don’t have the time, or the skills, to build a DIY cardboard playhouse for your kids you could just buy them a Discovery Kids Cardboard Playhouse instead! The great thing about this playhouse is that your kids can have a blast colouring it in!

How to Build a Cardboard Playhouse Complete with Kitchen

How to Build a Cardboard Playhouse with a Kitchen

Found it here >> Apartment Therapy

You might just want to stop with the playhouse and let your kids use their imaginations inside, but if you have some spare boxes why not put together a cardboard kitchen too!

Want more? We have loads more ideas that you are going to love in our ==> DIY Play Kitchens collection!

How to Build a Cardboard Playhouse that Folds Up

Collapsible Cardboard Playhouse

Found it here >> She Knows

If your child really wants a cardboard playhouse but you just don’t have room in your house for a permanent fixture take a look at this collapsible playhouse design. It’s so simple to make and when they’re done playing for the day you can just fold it up and store it out of the way.

Cardboard Box Barn

Cardboard Box Barn

Found it here >> See Vanessa Craft

Who says a cardboard playhouse has to actually be a house. If your little one loves farms and animals why not make a barn playhouse instead?

Indoor Cardboard Playhouse

Coolest Cardboard Playhouse on the Block

Found it here >> Project Nursery

Sometimes it is the paint job that can make or break a playhouse, and we have to agree that this brightly coloured one really is the coolest playhouse on the block!

Kid’s Cardboard Playhouse

Cardboard Playhouse DIY

Found it here >> Michele Mademe

If you’ve been putting off making your own cardboard playhouse because you don’t think it would last very long take a look at this adorable design, which has been played with for four years and it’s still standing! Mom made it for her little one when they were just two years old so she decided not to put a door on so she could always see inside, and we really like how it turned out!

Cardboard Play House Kids Won’t Want to Leave

Decorate Your Cardboard Playhouse

Found it here >> Marie Claire Ideas

Have you ever seen anything as beautiful as this? No one would ever know you had made a house out of an old cardboard box if you take the time to cover it in some amazing wallpaper!

An Up! Cardboard Playhouse

Up Cardboard Playhouse

We know not everyone has 90 hours (!!) to spend creating a playhouse for their children, but this creation is just so amazing that we couldn’t not share it with you!

Cardboard Playhouses for Siblings

Cardboard Playhouses for Siblings

Found it here >> Pink Sugarland

How utterly adorable are these cardboard playhouses just perfect for siblings to explore and enjoy together?

Cardboard Playhouse with Window Box

Cardboard Playhouse with Window Box

Found it here >> Rust and Sunshine

And we’ll finish up our collection with this scrumptious house complete with window box, key hole and mailbox!


Loving these DIY cardboard playhouses!

Loving these cardboard playhouses and the kids will too!Loving these DIY cardboard playhouses!

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