Making a doll house is a really fun thing to do! Ours is perfectly sized to fit on a bookshelf or in a small tote bag and work with our Lucille Doll or other small dolls like Strawberry Shortcake and Polly Pocket.
For our version, you will need an old game board. If you don't have one, you can get one for about $2 at a thrift store, at least in my area.
First, cut your gameboard in half, perpendicular to the fold that goes through the middle.
Fold the two sections in half like a book, then glue one on top of the other. You will have a single layer of gameboard on both covers, and a double layer of gameboard as the middle "page."
Paint any edges of the gameboard you don't want to show. These include the outside spine of the "book", the folding seams between pages and the raw cut edge if it bothers you. (You won't be able to cover the folding parts of the book with paper and still have it open and close properly.)
Can you see the black paint I used? I should have got a better pic to demonstrate this. Sorry!
All the pages will still open completely flat for cutting doors and windows so you can add those to any rooms you like. You would have to cut through two layers of gameboard on the center room though. (Too much work for myself!)
Now that your base is assembled, it's time to decorate!
You can use my pattern: Download Doll House_Julie Comstock_free pattern
Or get creative and come up with your own!
PS: Feel free to share this pattern with your friends, kid's groups, Pinterest followers, your second-cousin-once-removed's girlfriend, etc. We just ask that you not use it for any commerical purpose. If you notice anyone selling our freebies or using them commercially, please let us know. Thanks!!!