10 Cool Things You Can Do
with a Really Big Box
Need some help surviving a summer with your energetic kids? Want
to get involved in the fun? Here are some hints from A Mother's
Manual for Summer Survival, by Kathy Peel and Joy Mahaffey.
- Create a rocket from a refrigerator carton. Make a
cardboard cone for the nose, and use red and orange streamers
for the "ignition".
- Make a reading hideout. Add lots of books, magazines,
pillows, and a "Do Not Disturb" sign.
- Make a doll house from a medium-size box. Create furniture
by covering smaller boxes with scrap fabric or contact paper.
- Design a robot using different sized boxes and cardboard
tubes for legs and arms. Use buttons, felt, ribbon and rickrack
- Tape large boxes together to make a tunnel. Connect
a few together.
- Create a submarine. Paint it yellow, cut portholes,
and make a periscope from a cardboard tube.
- Build a box zoo for your stuffed animals in the back
- Construct your own puppet theater out of a washing-machine
box. Cut an opening in the front and a door in the back. Make
a curtain out of an old towel or sheet, and it's on with the show!
(Then get to work making the puppets out of paper plates, bags,
old socks, etc.)
- Make a lemonade stand.
- Draw a clown on the side of a large box, cut a round
hole for a mouth, and throw beanbags at it. The bags will collect
inside the box.
And one more
|Make a ticket booth out of a refrigerator box for all
your backyard carnivals, plays, and puppet shows.
This great idea book is available from Creative Alternatives,
P.O. Box 5100, Suite 101, Tyler, TX 75712.
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