Welcome to Rainbow Juice Box Village!
I just couldn't resist the shape of these empty juice boxes - it was begging me to turn them into little houses!
So I cut out the doors and windows with a craft knife...
And gave them a single layer of papier mache - just strips of newspaper dipped in diluted white glue - and left them in the sun to dry.
Then one coat of white PVA paint (latex paint, if you are in the US)...
And the best part of all: painting them in pretty pretty rainbow colours! I sealed it all with two layers of water-based, non-toxic varnish.
I left them in the pot of pansies while I went in to grab my camera, and would you believe it, when I got back, some friendly new neighbours had already moved in!!