Cheap but very cheerful, these cardboard cut outs are colour-tastic
Cardboard wendy houses are the type that flat-pack and are assembled by "Tab A in Slot B" type construction. Should be easy for anyone, regardless of your DIY credentials!
There are some fantastic possibilities for bonding over colouring and decorating these cardboard box playhouses. Or if your child decides they want to be in charge of everything and do it themselves, you can let them express their creativity and learn how to take responsibility. In cases where they are pre-decorated, it's just a faster road from un-boxing to play fort fun!
When they're done for the day, you can pack it away and slide it under a bed or behind a cupboard where it won't get in the way, something not possible with many other types except maybe wendy tents). So it is ideal for those who are tight on space, or live in an apartment without a garden. There is also something so evocative about making things out of cardboard - I remember egg carton crocodiles and the obligatory box forts when I was a girl.
In this post we look at some of the options online for getting a pre-made box fort.
Plus! We share some great ideas for making your own! Read the post to find out...