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DIY Cardboard Building with Revolving Door

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I don’t know about you but we always have extra boxes laying around here. I try to encourage the boys to use them before we recycle them because cardboard is such a great material. Sometimes they’ll stay around for a long time storing toys, drawing supplies etc. Today we wanted to use a small box with LEGO minifigs but it needed to have a “cool factor” so we decided on a store with a revolving door.

DIY cardboard building with revolving door - from All for the Boys blog

To make the door I had some double layer cardboard and cut two pieces to the size I wanted and cut down the middle of each only going 1/2 way through the cardboard.

DIY cardboard building with revolving door - from All for the Boys blog

Cut a straw to size

DIY cardboard building with revolving door - from All for the Boys blog

Adhere the straw to the bend cardboard piece using duct tape (you could also use hot glue but the boys wanted to use the duct tape)

DIY cardboard building with revolving door - from All for the Boys blog

Repeat on the other side

DIY cardboard building with revolving door - from All for the Boys blog

and then cover the entire door in duct tape for extra durability.

DIY cardboard building with revolving door - from All for the Boys blog

Then cut a hole in the box big enough for the door to move freely inside (and for your largest characters to fit through)

DIY cardboard building with revolving door - from All for the Boys blog

I used a wooden cooking skewer as the center of the revolving door and used hot glue to adhere it to the door opening.

DIY cardboard building with revolving door - from All for the Boys blog

DIY cardboard building with revolving door - from All for the Boys blog

Extra hot glue can be added to the bottom to give the door some room underneath.

DIY cardboard building with revolving door - from All for the Boys blog

That’s it!

DIY cardboard building with revolving door - from All for the Boys blog

All that’s left to do is to decorate (or not)

DIY cardboard building with revolving door - from All for the Boys blog

DIY cardboard building with revolving door - from All for the Boys blog

DIY cardboard building with revolving door - from All for the Boys blog

DIY cardboard building with revolving door - from All for the Boys blog

DIY cardboard building with revolving door - from All for the Boys blog

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Allison Waken is a wife, mom of boys and Phoenix, AZ native. She has been creating inspiring content for All for the Boys since 2011. Allison loves travel, movies and spending as much time as possible with her family while she can!

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