Children love to play in playhouses, and we have the perfect rainy day or any day portable playhouse, using a card table as the frame. Fabric covers the top of the card table and extends to the floor on all four sides, forming the ceiling and walls. Cutouts in the “walls” are windows, and the center front overlap makes the entryway. Complete instructions and measurements to make the portable playhouse are included, as well as instructions on finishing the project.
Coloring books contain a never-ending supply of ideas for decorations and appliqués that will delight your children. The following are only a few of the many ideas you could use:
Military – camouflage print fabric
Cowboys & Indians – use a cowboy hat, cowboy boot, tomahawk, cactus and teepee
Space – place stars, moon, space man and space ship on the walls
Gingerbread House – gingerbread men, candy canes, sun, flowers and white “icing” around the top
Submarine – assorted sizes, types and color of fish
Country Cottage – assorted flowers, a sun and picket fence
Barn – put a horse head on one side of the center, or a pig by the bottom, add ducks, chickens, a sun and flowers, and use brown felt or fabric “boards” crosswise on the door flap to imitate a barn door
Circus – use assorted circus animals and clowns of various sizes and colors
We call this a “portable” playhouse, designed to be set up in a corner of the child’s bedroom, or to play in outside in the front yard for an hour or two; however when we made the playhouses for my grandchildren, they became “permanent” playhouses set up in the living room where they could “live” in it!! They wanted to play in it, eat in it, take naps in it and even poke their heads out in order to watch some TV!