Drowning in cardboard

image

(Cardboard sculpture by Australian artist Annalise Rees)

If like me, you are drowning in cardboard on a weekly basis (I blame the babies in my house) then here is some cool stuff to do with it all.  You could do something altogether over half term if you have kids to entertain or just on your own this weekend if you don’t. So much of what we already have in the house is reusable and these ideas need mostly cardboard, paint and maybe some other bits you might have lying around. First though, some inspiration:

image

French sculptor, Eva Jospin’s deep, dark forests made from cardboard are amazing and beautiful , see more here.

However, perhaps the ideas below are more achievable for the next few days.

I love these underwater creatures with peg people:

image

Look at these light up houses made from milk cartons!

image

This Fox marionette would be fun to make with older children:image

Or this:

image

Toddlers would really love this ball maze:

image

This cardboard camper is so cool!

image

A Cardboard kaleidoscope!

image

You could easily extend play too as suggested in the original post.

If you are feeling really industrious and have just moved house (!) you could make a cardboard box maze once the kids have gone to bed!

image

I love the one above but I can’t find the original source, such a good idea! Alternatively you could make one in the garden:

image

Here is the original post showing children decorating this elaborate garden maze.

We did this once and it was amazing, but I’m not suggesting you give it a go, as it’s probably disaster waiting to happen. When some friends did it a long time ago I think the radiator came off the wall, but alcohol rather than rice cakes was probably involved.

image

 

 

 

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s