When I was 6 years old, my dad built me a tree house. It had an upstairs and even a fireman’s pole to slide down! I have many fond memories of playing in my super cool tree house. I’ve always wanted to build one for my kids.

Cardboard Play House -  Tree House Kid Craft by LivingLocurto.com

We have a great backyard with several big trees, so for the past few weeks I’ve been researching tree houses and made some sketches.

Not that it would ever actually go into a tree. A girl can dream right? I did this playhouse project while their dad was giving the kids a bath one evening. (so it really only took about 15 minutes to make!)

Cardboard Play House -  Tree House Craft by LivingLocurto.com

Now the kids have their very own tree house! (well playhouse)

Cardboard Play House -  Tree House Kid Craft by LivingLocurto.com

What I didn’t know, is while we are away at my mom’s in Oklahoma, my husband is really having this built!!! {squeal!}

He says it’s going to be MUCH better and I have to keep it a secret from the kids. Wow! I feel like a giddy kid now! So the next photos you see will be of my daughter just like this…

Cardboard Play House -  Tree House Kid Craft by LivingLocurto.com

I can’t wait to see my kid’s surprised faces when they go into our backyard!! So if you see my kids anytime soon, no telling them. Shhhhhh! It’s a surprise!

Did you have a tree house when you were a kid?

UPDATE >>>> Check out the final REAL tree house!!! It’s so cool!!!! 

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  1. nope never had a tree house .. lived in apartments. a gang (neighborhood friends in those days)of us did dig a CAVE in the side of a hill .. not good. neighbors (adults, if course) complained and mom had a fit. had to fill it in .. something about the cave caveing in .. adults what do they know?????

  2. My kids would be soooo jealous! Hmmm…wonder if you can build a tree house when you have no trees? 🙂

    I always wanted a tree house when I was a kid. What a wonderful memory this will create for them.

  3. How awesome! I have fond memories of spending hours upon hours in my playhouse that my grandfather built. I can’t wait to see the pics of it!

  4. That is SO EXCITING – what lucky kids!! We made a playhouse for my daughter and she was really happy, but I can’t imagine what her reaction would have been had it been a surprise!

    I never had a treehouse, but man oh man did I want one!

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