How to Make a Model Igloo

Here's how to make a model igloo.



  1. Scotch tape cardboard squares vertically to your base in the shape you want your igloo. Remember to leave a gap where the front is until you are on around your 4th layer.
  2. Finish the first layer and start taping the second layer on top, slanting inwards slightly
  3. Continue layering until you have a small square hole left in the top around 2cm x 2cm. For the tunnel entrance, get the rectangle of card and bend it into an arc shape. Stick it in front of the gap you left in the front of the igloo.
  4. Paint it if you want.

Alternate Method

  1. Draw a circle in the center of the piece of cardboard.
  2. Draw a rectangle for a door on the outer side of the circle. You may place the door anywhere you wish.
  3. Place sugar cubes along in inner part of your circle. Make sure the back edges of the sugar cubes are touching. There will be gaps on the other side.
  4. Know that once you have lined the first layer with sugar cubes, aligning them just right so they fit, glue them down to the cardboard. After you have finished gluing the first layer of sugar cubes, start creating the second layer. This will be trickier! The second layer needs to come in together to form the dome shaped top. Place one sugar cube in the middle of two other sugar cubes on the first layer. Make sure the sugar cube is also pulled back from the edge of the first layer sugar cubes. Glue down and repeat.
  5. Repeat step 4 until you have finished creating a dome for your igloo.




  • This takes a long time but the finished product is really good. Don't be impatient.
  • Alternate method: be sure not to saturate sugar cubes with glue, or else they will dissolve. A tiny dab is all it takes.




  • Don't cut your fingers when you use the scissors to cut the card.



 Things You'll Need

  • Sellotape
  • Lots of cereal box card squares each sized around 2.5cm x 1.5cm
  • A rectangle of cereal box card around 2.5cm x 5cm
  • A base of cereal box card in any shape about 15cm x 15cm
  • Alternate method:
  • Medium piece of cardboard (8.5 x 11 inches or so)
  • Pen or pencil
  • One box of white sugar cubes
  • One bottle of glue