Living green is quickly becoming the way of life as more and more individuals recognize the importance of protecting the environment for future generations. If this is a trend that you willingly embrace, and you want to show how very dedicated you are to the cause, consider building a green dollhouse for your children to demonstrate the small ways a household can help in the effort.
Of course, miniature recycling bins and even solar panels on the roof of the home are a must, but more than that, you can build the home and its furniture in a way that exude the “reduce, reuse, recycle” motto of green living. Look to your own recycling bin for building materials. Consider using scrap lumber (or even twigs and branches from your own yard) to build the shell. Dollhouse wallpaper could be crafted from the pages of tossed magazines, curtains could be made from old wrappers of edible goods, and the card stock from old cereal boxes could easily be crafted into tiny and adorable pieces of dollhouse furniture. With careful and thoughtful craftsmanship, no one would even know that these were found materials. Fabric scraps from your own sewing room can be used to cover any cardboard construction including walls, floors and furniture, and the paint that is left in those old paint cans in the garage can be used to spruce the tiny place up a bit.
Once the house and furniture are built, you can begin to add to it the items that make a real home green. Just as you may have thought to add the solar panels or the recycling bin before, you may also consider crafting a wind mill for the backyard, a wood stove to cut down oil consumption or even a compost bin.
Don’t forget to embellish your miniature green home with special miniature accessories. Look to nature for inspiration: small twigs in a vase, a bowl of tiny pebbles and dried and pressed flowers framed into miniature dollhouse art for the walls. These small touches will say a great deal about the point of your project. Plus, it will be fun to watch it all come together!