We just love cardboard boxes! It's always said that kids would rather play with the cardboard box than the present that came inside it, so we've been busy having fun with some of our empty boxes. There are so many great ideas around for cardboard box play, I'm hoping to try a few over the coming months and this is our first attempt at creativity with cardboard boxes.
This is our cardboard house. It was very simple to make, I used a Stanley knife to cut out the doors and windows and parcel tape to secure the pitch roof. For the windows I used some plastic wrapping I'd saved from a bunch of flowers, one blue and one yellow, and secured them with pva glue. I also used pipe cleaners to make some door handles, but these didn't last very long.
I have to say this has been an absolute hit, with Little Chick, Shoeshine and their friends, it seems the play possibilities with a cardboard box are endless. Shoeshine just loves going in and out, in fact everyone seems to like going in and out and sometimes in and out all together which is a bit of a squeeze!
Little Chick also likes playing 'hide and seek', where she hides in the box and I have to go looking all round the house for her, then I finally find her in the box. With great squeals of delight "again, again!" the game starts all over again, exactly the same!
Who's hiding here?
I can see you!
I've found you!
Other things we've played with it:
- A house for her bear and his friends
- Car garage
- Quiet reading corner
We've shared at: