A lot of our cardboard DIY videos on YouTube take many hours to be completed. So we decided to make a simple DIY video for those of you that want to dabble in this hobby but have no idea where to start. Grab yourself a crunchy condo, print out the template and get creating!
Things you will need:
If you don't have a crunchy condo, you can purchase a 3-pack here: Crunchy Condo 3-Pack
1. Gather all your supplies and print out the templates.
2. Cut out the template using scissors and/or an exacto knife(please be careful to not accidentally cut yourself). Be sure to cut as close to the lines as you can if you want the edges to match up exactly during gluing!
3. Trace the cut out template shapes onto spare cardboard pieces that you have. It could be from Amazon boxes or anything laying around the house. You can also use a ruler to help assist with tracing the straight edges.
4. Cut out the cardboard using a ruler and exacto knife. The ruler comes in handy when cutting out the straight edges, but you may have to freehand cut the curves. Be mindful of where your fingers are when you do so!
5. Get some hot glue and start assembling the pieces together! Follow the instructions of where to place each piece on the template.
6. Now finish off the cottage by adding some final touches! You can write letters on the sign, glue on the doors(draw on little door handles), and even draw bricks on the roof. The world is your limit!
If you try out this DIY project, be sure to take a picture with your guinea pig inside and tag us on Instagram @guineadad so we can see what you've created! We will share our favorites there~
If you haven't watched our other cardboard DIY videos on our YouTube channel, you can watch them here:
DIY Cardboard Lamborguinea: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1Z3S0wNZNM
DIY Guinea Pig Cardboard Town: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrlIal5CJIY
DIY Private Theater for Guinea Pigs: https://youtu.be/Ou2ZCMMHa1A
DIY Cardboard Cafeteria for Guinea Pigs: https://youtu.be/Wa0B-Bwpk0Y