Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Pilgrim House

Here is an easy Thanksgiving project that would make cute table settings, or to keep the kids busy while you prepare the Turkey!

You'll need-
- a small cardboard milk carton, or half and half carton
- a brown paper bag
-a pencil or pen
-glue, I used plain white craft glue

Start by cleaning the inside of your small milk carton. Then measure the sides of your carton with a ruler and using your measurements trace the outline for four sides of your carton onto the cardboard, making sure two of the sides have peaks.Then trace a piece for the
roof (make sure it's long enough to fold and fit nicely on the top of your house), and the chimney (which is just a strip of the cardboard that has been rolled up into a cylinder shape, and glued. You can use corrugated cardboard, but I just used an old box and tore off the top layer of the cardboard and exposed the corrugated part. Glue the sides, roof and chimney onto the carton and let dry for about fifteen minutes. Meanwhile using a plain brown paper bag, trace and cut out window shapes for the sides of the house and a door, I even cut out some door details and a door knob. Glue your paper bag windows and door onto your house and let dry, and you have yourself a cute little pilgrim house!

Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving everyone!!


Alaskan Dave Down Under said...

That's cool! the corrogating does look like mini logs!

Gretchen said...