DIY: Making Buildings for the Boys

So, as I’ve mentioned in previous blogs, I did a few different arts and crafts with the kids over their break from school. This one I’m posting is a really easy one. If your little boys are anything like mine then you know that at 6 years old, action figures are everything and so is crashing buildings.

I decided to take some old lasagna noodle boxes and make him his own buildings to knock over. It’s quick and easy and super cheap.


  • Any pasta box
  • Construction Paper
  • Glue
  • Paint
  • Scissors
  • Box cutter (adult use ONLY)


Take the boxes and wrap them in construction paper; secure their placement by using glue. Now I personally allowed them to dry over night; but I’m sure it will be dry in a few hours. I used a box cutter to create windows at my son’s request. I took the box top and created stairs and glued it on to his building. We painted it. I personally wanted to decorate them a lot more but his 6-year-old brain was not with mom bedazzling his buildings. So this is what they came out like:

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This activity was so low-key and required very little fanfare. He was happy and that’s what mattered. Also,  it gave us one on one time to spend together doing something that he liked. So if your little guys might be interested go ahead and  give it a try!

Make today a great one! 🙂

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