Cardboard Table and Chairs for Dolls

Turn a cardboard box into an easy-to-assemble set of doll furniture that your kids will love.

Cardboard Table and Chairs for Dolls

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, February 2009


  • Large pieces of corrugated cardboard

  • Box cutter with several sharp blades

  • Scissors

  • Hot-glue gun and hot-glue sticks

  • Ruler

  • 1 to 2 rolls of contact paper (optional)


  1. Adhere 2 pieces of cardboard together with hot glue to create 2-ply corrugated cardboard (if your cardboard is already 2-ply, you can skip this step).

  2. Enlarge and print the chair template

  3. Enlarge and print the table template

  4. Enlarge and print the bed template.

  5. Trace and cut the shapes from the 2-ply cardboard. To cut each line, place a ruler on the line and hold firmly in place while running the box cutter down alongside the ruler. Use several passes of the blade to cut instead of trying to cut all the way through at once.

  6. For the bed, score on the dotted lines with the box cutter. To score, only cut through one corrugated layer and bend the cardboard carefully along that line. Run a line of hot glue down the fold.

  7. Cover the cardboard pieces with contact paper, if desired.

  8. Assemble furniture according to the assembly diagram.


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