We sometimes have to encourage kids to put down the iPad, step away from the Xbox, or pause YouTube. However, getting them to go and stay outside can be difficult. So why not split the difference? Give them the opportunity to get fresh air and enjoy the benefits of having a playhouse overhead. Imagine it as the kid-friendly version of the tiny house craze.
Playhouses are great for fostering creativity and allowing imaginations to run wild. Whether you want to build a playhouse from scratch using lumber from the hardware store or spruce up an existing one with paint and accessories, we have plenty of inspiration to inspire your family.
A-Frame Playhouse DIY
This playhouse sits right next to the mid-century playset (which has swings and a slide) and they make a really cute pair. Get the tutorial from A Beautiful Mess.
DIY Cardboard Camper Playhouse
We all wish we had a sweet vintage airstream camper to take with us on our cross-country travels, right? Make a mini camper playhouse for your little ones out of a few cardboard boxes! The boys can have unlimited adventures in this little playhouse! Get the tutorial from The Merrythought.
DIY Indoor Playhouse
This little house is what dreams are made of when you’re 5 years old. Or 30. Either/or. It’s just so much fun, we all love it. It was much smaller than a normal closet would be and really deep. Get the tutorial from Sarah Joy.
A playhouse designed by Chelsea of Bright & Bold is featured at Destination Nursery. Here, she decked it out for a (play)housewarming party! Get the Tutorial from Bright & Bold.
What is it about cardboard and wrapping paper that is so bewitching to a kiddo? Make a collapsible playhouse out of cardboard, foamboard, or masonite! Get the tutorial from A Beautiful Mess.
Wooden Playhouse for Kids
This wooden playhouse will bring your kids hours of creative play! Click to get the playhouse plans, and dozens of ideas for customizations. Get the tutorial from Lovely Indeed.
DIY Playhouse Haul
Because every kid needs a house with a copper roof and pink door. Am I right? Tairalyn put together this darling playhouse for her daughter. Get the Tutorial from Little Miss Mama.
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