That’s right. A cardboard box. You’ve heard the talk that kids play with the boxes more than the gifts that come in them. In this case, the wonderful gift WAS the box! A cabinet box, to be exact. Jenna’s uncle made this for her for Christmas last year, and it has gotten more use than any other toy in our house. She loves it. (Notice the Christmas ornaments hanging from the corners?) It’s getting a little beat up, and the roof is starting to sag and droop, so we’ve asked Uncle for a repeat gift again this year. It would even be fun to hook to boxes together with a door between them for a bigger house with two rooms! I think it would be fun to paint the whole thing. I’m actually considering putting the base coat down and then letting Jenna help paint some decorations.
Notice that the door is functional (he scored it on the one edge to act like a hinge and the thing just doesn’t wear out), and the windows are fun shapes. There are three windows. The zigzag one is on the side toward the camera in the pic, a rectangular one is in the back (against the patio door) and the other side has a triangular window. Fun! What a clever uncle!