Oh that God would give every mother a vision of the glory and splendor of the work that is given to her when a babe is place in her bosom to be nursed and trained! Could she have but one glimpse in to the future of that life as it reaches on into eternity; could she look into it's soul to see its possibilities; could she be made to understand her own personal responsibility for the training of this child, for the development of its life, and for its destiny,--she would see that in all God's world there is no other work so noble and so worthy of her best powers, and she would commit to no others hands the sacred and holy trust given to her." -JR Miller

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Tissue Box Dolls House


My eldest daughter is very creative, she spent the morning at my Mum's last week (think she wanted some peace lol) and when we popped down to see her, she had made this fabulous dolls house.

Here's what she did (in case you fancy making one of your own)

Mateirals needed
tissue box (empty)
card (red and green)
paper (blue and yellow)
string
multi coloured paper
sellotape
Glue

1. Cut wavy edges out of yellow paper (to make bushes) glued this onto the green card, and bent the edges up
2. Glued some pattern paper onto the yellow card to make a nice "ground"
3. Measured and cut out a door (from patterned paper) to attach to the hole in the tissue box, this was then sellotaped onto the box
4. Glued the tissue box onto the yellow/green/patterned card
5. Put some tissue into the tissue box to make some soft beds for the dolls, added red card as cushions
6. Cut out a circle of blue paper and popped it on the "ground" to make a swimming pool
7. Cut out a square of card and attached string to the four edges, and attatched the other end to the top of the tissue box to make a "lift"
8. Finally, found some mini dolls to enjoy the house


NB These instructions were written by me, as (almost) dictated by my daughter, hope they make sense!


1 comment:

Anna @ The Imagination Tree said...

Ah that's SO sweet! And I love that she did it all by herself and dictated the instructions. Precious. Thank you for linking up to It's Playtime!
PS so sorry that my blog button is so massive on your site lol! I have no idea what's wrong with the code. :-)