52 Create – Cardboard Doll Crib





52 Create, my weekly creative output for 2011…  Decided to take it up a notch after last week’s binoculars.  I’m trying to keep the projects simple enough that I don’t need to go buy tools, yet at least interesting and challenging at the same time.  The one thing you can count on in Paris is free cardboard.  You can almost always find some good quality cardboard lying against buildings or on top of garbage cans, and while it’s not as nice to work with as say plywood, it is free!  There’s also always lots of chip board, but since I only have an exacto knife, it isn’t really practical to use.

My daughter has been the proud owner of a doll for almost a month now.  Her Grandma made her doll some clothes, and so I felt I should step up and make her a little crib.  It’s made of double thick cardboard and fits together with slots (ie. no glue or tape).  It is easy to take apart and pack flat should we need to move, and it’s light enough that she can easily move it around our tiny apartment.  So far it’s been a hit, with “baby” often getting rocked to sleep.

My other 52 Create projects.