I wrote about making this house a few years ago. This was a fun project, though it sure took a lot of time... which isn't necessarily a bad thing, right?
Here's the original post where it was originally posted.
My youngest daughter, Caroline, was 10 when she made this house. I don't remember the exact steps but here are a few notes about how it was made:
- It sits on a base of cardboard. We figured out how big the house would be and created a floor of sticks.
- The walls were made by laying and then gluing the sticks one on top of each other, flat-side down. Yup, that took a while, and used up a lot of sticks!
- Openings were left for the door and for windows on each of the other 3 sides. The openings were "finished" with the craft sticks.
- The roof and chimney were designed and crafted by Caroline's loving and helpful Daddy. It is a separate piece and sits on top of the walls -- so you can easily remove the roof, put things inside the house, and then set the roof back on.
A really awesome book for being crafty with kids is Family Fun Crafts. The how-to for making the little stick figure dolls is on pp. 108-109.