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The Beauty of Cardboard Boxes

My family moved around a lot growing up, and I have many fond memories of building elaborate contraptions out of moving boxes.

Thankfully, I don’t have to move anytime soon, but cardboard boxes are still great toddler toys. I handed this one to my kids along with some markers and they turned it into a very well-decorated car. It kept them busy for a good 45 minutes, and should entertain them some tomorrow as well.

If my kids were older, I’d probably offer glue, paper, and fabric scraps for more elaborate plans.

What do your kids make with cardboard boxes?

MaryAnne lives in Silicon Valley with her Stanford professor husband Mike and their four children. She writes about parenting through education, creativity, and play. Mama Smiles - Joyful Parenting is a space to share crafts, hands on learning activities, and family outings that enrich lives and bring families together.

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  1. My kids’ favourite thing to do with cardboard boxes is to sit in them while the other pulls them about the house. That, or stand on them to reach something they shouldn’t be reaching for…Thank you for stopping by my blog. I bought some golden raisins – time is running out for my christmas cake. I knew I should have taken my mum up on her offer to bake a cake and bring it with her…

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