Recycled Cardboard Boxes for Kid’s Crafts are the perfect solution for a bored summer day. Sometimes I have to get creative and come up with random ideas for my kids. I knew I was going to be watching my nephews and niece one summer day and there was only so much TV I wanted them to watch.
Our yard was in the process of having a sprinkler system added and so the back yard wasn’t accessible to run and play. For the few weeks before the cousins came, I had the idea to start saving empty cardboard boxes and tubes. I figured if I had enough boxes saved by the time they arrived, I could give them each a roll of duck tape and set them free on the patio. This turned out to be a pretty great idea! They spent a couple hours working nicely together using their imaginations, building robots.
The good thing about this project is they get to use their imaginations. I didn’t give them any ideas or direction to go with. I just gave them the big pile of boxes and tubes and the roll of tape and said “have fun”.
They talked about what to do for a while, divvied up the boxes, and worked together helping each other on their robots. They were proud of their final projects and I was happy they kept busy for a couple hours, got along so well, and didn’t boycott my idea.