A cardboard box turned children’s play space is hardly something new. You’ve handed old scrap over to the kids time and time again. You may have even dressed up the box, drawing a door or a curtain-clad window on the side with markets.
Sure, you’re super-crafty. But, this handmade playhouse puts us all to shame when it comes to adorable ideas made from cardboard.
Meet Jeh Caparas, a grandfather from the Philippines, who took cardboard creation to a whole new level. When his 3 year-old granddaughter Ellie needed a new playhouse, he used cardboard that the girl’s parents collected to build a mock version of the house from Pixar’s Up!
While Ellie’s parents were at work (they are both registered nurses), her grandfather went a step beyond simply watching his granddaughter. He built a frame from scrap wood and cardboard, adding to the exterior with imaginatively artistic painting. Not only did he re-create the exterior of the house from Up, but the grandfather also painted the inside as well. He completed the house with a bouquet of umbrellas sprouting from the chimney (making it look even more like the movie version).
So how did Jeh build the house?
- He started with a wooden frame.
2. Then he added cardboard walls and a roof!
3. He secured the roof and built a chimney with tape and paper.
4. Next came the amazing artwork.
5. He also moved on to the interior, painting that too!
6. Ellie got in on the action and helped her grandpa to paint.