Make a cardboard cubby house

Make a cardboard cubby house

Making a cubby house from scratch is so much fun! Combining a little creativity with simple craft skills, as well as the imaginative play that follows once the cubby house is built, a cardboad cubby house will fill many happy hours of play for your children.

What you need:

  • Large cardboard box
  • Scissors
  • Teddy Bear
  • Toys
  • Paint or textas (optional)

Number of players:


Using a cardboard box big enough to contain your kids, cut out a door and a window or two.

Once you have done the cutting work, encourage your children to decorate their cubby before they move in.


  • Place cushions and teddy bears inside to play tea parties, sleepovers, hospitals, schools… or any other game that can be dreamt up in a cubby house.
  • The best boxes for cubby houses are those that come with a new dishwasher, fridge or washing machine. If you aren't in the market for a new whitegood, you could ask at a whitegoods store if they have any spare large boxes.
  • If you can't get your hands on one large box, you could create a cardboard space big enough for a cubby house by cutting the ends of several large boxes and connecting them with strong tape.
  • Thanks to our sister company Kidspot Australia for the instructional video.

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