Snoopy’s Cardboard Box Doghouse
Our little guy is going to be a 10-month-old Charlie Brown for Halloween this year so I decided to create some accessories to go along with his costume. First up was Snoopy’s doghouse.
I know you’re probably reading this thinking “good grief”, but in my defense we may recycle this into a Charlie Brown Christmas card and get a second use out of it.
Time: 30 minutes
Cost: $2 (for spray paint)
- Packing tape
- Spray paint
- N/A. My goal was to keep this quick, easy, cheap and fun. Not surprisingly I fell short of building a structurally sound Amish Victorian doghouse.
Step 1: Construct the Doghouse
I used two boxes for this. The first smaller box was the base of the house. For that I just cut the corners off of the lid of the box and taped all four sides together at an angle so that they could support a roof.
I used the second box for the roof and drew approximately where I wanted to cut.
Once I cut the cardboard I just stuck the roof on top of the base to make sure it was about the right size.
Step 2: spray paint red
I didn’t bother to remove the amazon tape before I painted and it still showed up after the first coat so I used two coats of paint to cover the base and the roof.
Step 3: Attach roof to base
I looped four pieces of packing tape so they were sticky on both sides and attached them to the unpainted side of the roof. Then I simply dropped the roof on top of the base.
Step 4: Add lines
I added two black lines to the roof and two black lines to the base with a sharpie to make it look more like snoopy’s doghouse.
This was easy because I wanted it to look like a hand-drawn cartoon. To achieve that effect I made sure the lines were not perfectly straight.
If I’m feeling ambitious between now and Halloween I might go back and add in a dog door and “Snoopy” sign to one of the sides. I also might thicken the black lines so they show up better in pictures.
More to Come
To go with Snoopy’s doghouse I’m planning to pull together a Charlie Brown costume for my son and some Snoopie ears for our dog. Woodstock may even make an appearance. Any other Peanuts Halloween suggestions?
Update: Halloween has come and gone! Here’s my post on good ol’ Charlie Brown.