How to build your own horse barn out of a box.

This is a fun craft project that kids can create with items around the house. They are a great size for playing with Breyer horses or with homemade stuffed horses.

Gather Your Materials:

  • A medium sized shipping box
  • Box cutters
  • Scissors
  • Paint
  • Pencil
  • Duct Tape

Plan Your Stable

Decide where your windows, doors, stalls, and tack room will go on your cardboard box. Draw the outline of these shapes in pencil so you can erase them if you need to. We went over the pencil lines with a Sharpie marker to make them easier to see.

Trace along the top flaps at an angle to create the roof line. Leave an open area along the top of the roof so you can still reach into the barn from above.

Cut out the Windows, Doors, and Roof Line

With the help of an adult, use box cutters and scissors to cut along your lines to create the windows, doors, and roof.

Paint the boxes

We chose white and black paint, but any color will do. Be creative!

Apply Duct Tape

Once the paint dries, use duct tape along the corners, windows, doors, and roof to add detail. There are so many fun colors of duct tape you can use. We covered the roofs in duct tape to make them look like metal.

That’s it! This is a fun horsey project to create that can be played with over and over.

The final design looks so cute!

Hope you enjoy this craft project! Tag your creations with @allpony and #allpony so we can see your cute cardboard horse barn creations!

Stay safe, stay home, and #horsecraft.