You will need:
- Coloured paper: orange, brown and green
- Kitchen paper tube
- Small paper tube
- Popsicle stick
- White paint
- Paper Glue
- Quick-drying strong glue or glue gun
- Glue the treehouse template to the orange paper and ask a grown-up to help you cut out all the shapes.
- Carefully fold along the dashed lines so the house starts to take shape. Take your time so that the paper doesn’t crack.
- Working with one roof section at a time, and one tab at a time, glue all the roof sections.
- Glue on the separate triangle piece to close the roof.
- Using a pencil trace around the floor template on the cardboard and orange paper. Cut out the two squares and glue them together.
- Glue the floor piece inside the house – a nice solid base for the squirrels to play on.
- Next, we make the grass base. Cover a large piece of cardboard with green coloured paper and leave aside.
- To make a nice tall tree trunk, cut the small paper tube along one side and join it around one end of the kitchen paper tube with sticky tape, as the picture shows.
- Cover the paper tube trunk with the brown coloured paper.
- Next, glue the house to the tree trunk with your strong glue or glue gun and let it dry. Then glue the trunk to the base.
- Now for the steps – follow the step template, cut out five pieces of cardboard and glue around the tree trunk, as shown.
- Cut off the ends of the popsicle stick and glue between the tree trunk and base of the house for extra stability.
- Now to make the tree top.- using the cloud pattern, cut out two pieces of green coloured paper. Glue together on each side.
- Dip your fingertips in white paint to add detail to your treetop.
- Now for the finishing touch – glue the crown over the top of the trunk.