Simple House of Cards

by: Trish Kuffner, author of The Children's Busy Book
Building a house of cards is a much easier challenge if you cut slits in them.
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Simple House of Cards

Building a house or castle with cards is a tricky thing to do. Using old cards with slits cut into them makes building less frustrating and more fun for young children.

  • Old playing cards
  • Scissors


  1. Help your child cut two half-inch slits about two inches apart in each long side of each card.
  2. Show him how to fit the cards together to build a house, castle, or other structure.