This DIY pony house/doll house is so fun and easy to make for kids. They get a real kick out of designing and making their own creations.


  • 3 empty tissue boxes
  • scissors, glue
  • paint, textas


  1. Cut out the top of the tissue box to create a 3 sided box.
  2. Have your child decorate each room with paint or textas.
  3. Glue the boxes in the configuration your child wants (eg. 3 stories upon across).
  4. Once completed, pop in the ponies (or dolls) and voila - ready to play.


This can be adapted to anything: princesses, superhero caves, minions etc. You're only limited by your creativity!

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    • 13 Jun 2016
      4:57 pm

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  • Easy as ! I would add a door between the 2 lower boxes and a stair to the upper box, also add some windows with curtain with pieces of fabric and maybe make some furniture


  • My daughter would love the doll house with the ponies


  • I remember making dolls houses out of tissue boxes as a kid, among many other things. The good old tissue box can be put to so many good uses


  • This is a great idea, good


  • Fantastic idea and it’s well known kids have more fun with the boxes than the toys haha


  • Well this is a great idea as we can stock up on the tissue boxes.


  • So cute! I just love what can be created with empty boxes. Not only will the kids enjoy playing with the end product, they’ll also have fun making it!


  • Simple and cute. Great idea.


  • How cute. Love that it’s simple enough for the kids to put together themselves and can be adapted to be a doll house or fairy house or a garage for cars.


  • Let the imagination run wild, so many ideas on what to put into the home

    • We have tissue boxes all the time in our house good to keep now

      • They’re so handy and the best bit is you can recycle them when the kids have finished with it


  • Just goes to show you don’t have to spend a lot of money on expensive dolls houses when a shoe box does the trick. Thank you.

    • Exactly! And the best bit is it is recyclable when they get sick of it or don’t play with it anymore


  • This definitely would inspire creativity & imagination.


  • A brilliant idea that doesn’t cost alot money,good one!


  • Better than buying an expensive dolls house.


  • That is ace… we have a lot of ponies


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