Painted Cardboard Playhouse - fun messy art for kids!

The kids have had hours of fun painting and playing in their own paint your own cardboard playhouse. I provided the paints and the cardboard playhouse and let them splat and drip paint all over it. They loved being free to decorate their cardboard house in their own creative way. They got totally covered in paint and had fun popping up out of the windows. This outdoor art idea for kids was so messy, but so much fun!


Paint or colour your own cardboard playhouse.  A fun outdoor art idea for kids. This messy summer art activity for toddlers and preschoolers is great for imaginative play. Have fun painting your own cardboard house or fort!

For more creative fun outdoors take a look at our list of outdoor art for kids

We have so many fun outdoor art ideas for you to try. One of my favourite art ideas for summer is making nature paintbrushes and using them to make painty patterns on huge pieces of paper! Making bubble snake and water pistol painting is lots of fun too! 

So back to the fun we had with our painted cardboard playhouse! I have added details below about where to get a cardboard playhouse and photographs of the fun we had with ours! 

Where to get a cardboard house for kids


You can get these fab cardboard colour your own houses from lots of different places. We were lucky enough to be sent our cardboard playhouse from www.wiplli.com. They also sell cardboard castles and tepees and are offering readers 10% off.  Just type in the code 'messylittlemonster' for your discount. 






Painting a cardboard playhouse for kids



These cardboard playhouses are brilliant! They are admittedly quite small, but so much fun! Kids can be as creative as they like as they design their own house. You can colour them with pens, paint them or add stickers! 

I made  our cardboard playhouse up in the garden for the kids to paint. They couldn't wait to get started and they loved having free rein to design a cardboard house anyway they pleased. They threw, splatted and sploshed paint all over the cardboard and they had so much messy fun as they did it!

I only gave the children 3 colours to work with, red, yellow and blue so we ended up with a brightly coloured house, but you could definitely use different colours and get completely different results. I can imagine pearl paints, or sparkly paints would look amazing! Using different shades of one colour could look quite effective too. 

Our house also came with some stickers which we added once the paint had dried. 


Colour or paint your own cardboard playhouse for toddlers and preschoolers

Outdoor art idea for kids

Outdoor painting activity for kids.  Paint a cardboard playhouse.

The kids loved painting the house as well as themselves! They were totally covered in paint by the time they had finished.  They then decided to paint inside the cardboard house too!


Painted cardboard playhouse. Fun outdoor art activities for kids.

They loved going in and out of the two doors and popping their heads out of the windows. 


Imaginative outdoor play for kids.  Colour your own cardboard playhouse

Once the paint had dried we took the playhouse apart and made it up in our playroom. Harry added the stickers which came with the house. 


design your own cardboard play house for kids

The kids have had a brilliant time playing in their house.  Harry has even added a few cushions to make it cosy.


Paint or colour your own cardboard playhouse.  A fun outdoor art idea for kids. This messy summer art activity for toddlers and preschoolers is great for imaginative play. Have fun painting your own cardboard house or fort!
Harry: Age 4        
Daisy: Age 21 months 

You can paint or colour your own cardboard house anyway you please! We love our painted cardboard playhouse and we had so much fun with this mess art idea for kids. If you are looking for more fun art ideas take a look at all our outdoor art ideas for kids.

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