51 things to do with cardboard boxes • Create a green world


My kids and I really love this Quarto craft book series, the most recent of which (still on pre-order for you, but safe and sound in our warm little hands!) Is 51 Things To Do With Cardboard Boxes .

Like the other books in the 51 Things series, this book focuses on projects that children, sometimes with the help of adults, can do from things that are easy to find around the house. Unlike 51 Things to Do With Cardboard Tubes, however, the projects in this cardboard box book can be a bit more complicated, because unlike cardboard tubes, cardboard boxes come in an endless variety of shapes and sizes. of sizes. Therefore, it’s best to 1) know exactly what project you want to create, and then be on the lookout for boxes that match that project, or 2) come to the book with a bunch of boxes ready, and be ready to create n whatever project matches what you have.

But if you’ve got the boxes for it, you’ll again find a bunch of different projects to use them on, and surely something for any kid. Kids who love animal crafts can make giraffes, crocodiles, fish, butterflies, tigers and more – this one has LOTS of animal crafts! Kids who like to pretend play will enjoy the Pirate Hat, Treasure Chest, Castle, and Pirate Ship. Children who want to dress up can make glasses, a robot mask, or a bracelet. And although this book has fewer Christmas decorations than the cardboard tube craft book, you can still make a Christmas tree or a reindeer.

The additional supplies you will need are fairly minimal, usually consisting of paint or colored paper. Googly eyes are always a plus, and a few tutorials ask for straws, an offer I don’t like but generally have great success with replacing with sticks.

Photo credit: image 51 things to do with cardboard boxes via Quarto

I received a free copy of 51 things to do with cardboard boxes, because I can’t write on a book unless it encourages me to take ALL of my things out of their original packaging.

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