Smurf house and village is a fun toy to make from things you may already have at home.
It was inspired by Meemoo and Pook’s current interest, from watching it in German, plus seeing them on a recent trip to Brussels. This is not at all what I had thought we would do for week 4, see the plan!
The Smurf houses were fun, if a little involved to make, but even Meemoo had a go. The best bit has to be that we are still playing with them a week later and have played with them everyday.
To make a Smurf House you will need:
Hot Glue Gun
The first step is to turn the plant pot upside down, cut out the door and window. I used a craft knife to do this. Next paint the pots your chosen colours. Mix the paint with a little PVA glue, this make the paint thicker and helps it to stick to the pot. Leave the pots to dry. Then apply a thin coat of PVA, and leave to dry overnight.
Smurf House Decoration Time
Pook sat and helped me design the decoration and details for the Smurf Houses. All of the pieces were cut of of foam, I did not use a template the shapes were cut by eye.
Pook was able to cut many of the simple shapes. Firstly we added foam around the doorways and the windows. Attach the foam using the hot glue gun. (Hot Glue guns are not suitable for children to use.) Next we added flower pots to the sides. The roof was attached last.
Making the Roof
First draw a circle on a piece of foam which is slightly bigger than the flower pot. Add decoration spots to make it look like a Smurf house. It was easier to attach one edge of the roof, then the opposite side. This then leaves you with the slight rounded shape when the next 2 sides are folded in.
The roof took a bit of fiddling, I did have a few goes trying to get it to look right.
Making a Smurf village
The Smurf Village was very simple to set up. I found a large piece of green material and arranged the houses on it. Next I added small stones to make pathways,the inspiration came from seeing the shop windows displays in Brussels.
I made a small lake out of larger stones and small blue beads from a broken toy necklace!
Meemoo and Pook, have thoroughly enjoyed playing with it. Meemoo added all the small cakes from My Little Pony castle and then obviously the ponies came to live in the Smurf Village!