I just want it known that Pinterest is a terrible and wonderful place! Since joining up I’ve tried lots of weird things with or for the kids. For example, before Pinterest I’d have viewed the empty Just4Bums box in Ezra’s room as recycling, temporary storage or fun for Annie, never would I have considered chopping it up and sticking it back together as a little cardboard house!!
I will admit that I spent way too long making this thing. I had wanted to make one the kids could sit inside but as we recently recycled all our cardboard all we had in the house was a nappy box. Fair enough I thought, I’ll just follow these easy instructions and make a little house for them to play with…famous last words!
I didn’t have any extra cardboard to add to the roof so I had to cut up a cereal box that still had cereal in. I ended up making it fully, then cutting off the lid porch section because it looked too messy, and spent ages taping bits up to protect against my enthusiastic kiddos.
My hard work was all worth it because the kids loved it, almost to destruction. They put toys inside, tried to get in themselves, looked at each other through the doors and windows, pretended they were monsters scaring the toys inside (this one was mostly Annie!) and spent almost an hour playing together in the lounge. Even Buzz Lightyear got in on the action.
For the cost (nothing) and the effort (very little really) I was amazed at how much they seemed to enjoy the cardboard house. They played so nicely with it together that I’ve got Jon asking at work if anyone has any large boxes so I can make more and maybe have a little street of cardboard houses for them to play in, though that’s probably the packing tape fumes speaking!
What’s the most exciting thing you’ve made / done with a cardboard box?>
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