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We know that it’s sometimes difficult being a working parent, especially if you own your own small business and are in demand around the clock like many of our customers. It’s particularly difficult over the summer holidays, 6 long weeks and hardly any time to plan anything can be tough. This is why we’ve created today’s post – for you to be able to grab a few boxes from your Warehouse and have some creative fun with your kids.
Now you may have noticed we’re on a bit of a cardboard theme this week with our posts – picture frame boxes for our most recent packaging surgery patient and a detailed description of the complex process that goes in to making these everyday items – so we thought it was time to inject some fun! If you follow us on Pinterest you will have hopefully heard of our board ‘More Than Boxes’ where we pin some of the most fun and interesting ways people have used packaging.
Today’s ideas come straight from the good people of Pinterest – a fantastic community of image sharers who can inspire creativity in the most un-creative of people. So if the thought of making and crafting things scares you fear not, these simple ideas are exactly that – simple, and will guarantee hours of play for your kids.
If you missed it we launched a competition on Facebook a while ago to win a Kinderhouse, our patented cardboard houses that kids just love. However if you missed out you can always have a go at building one yourself! Use our step by step guide:
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When I was younger I loved my play oven, and spent hours serving my family plastic food that was ‘freshly baked.’ Of course though being plastic and the nineties it took hours for my dad to fix all the little bits together, not with a cardboard oven! This is so simple to make and will provide kids with hours of fun, just be prepared to be pretending to enjoy a lot of cardboard.
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Pitch & Putt
A great game to play with kids is some pitch and putt, a box is perfect for collecting the balls neatly and keeping score! This is one of the easiest makes on our list, and once the cutting is done can be decorated by the kids in no time. You could even do this tonight before bed ready to play at the weekend.
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Knight In Corrugated Armour
You could literally create a whole knights outfit from old cardboard boxes but before you get carried away a sword and shield should do just fine!
To make the shield simply cut a round shape out of a piece of cardboard, then ask your son or daughter to decorate it in their battle colours! Use a scrap piece of cardboard cut into a long rectangle as a handle and tape it to the back of the shield in a hump shape so it can be held easily.
For the sword cut several sword shapes in to the card and tape them all together to make a sturdier toy, 3 sheets should be enough. Again get your kids decorating the handle and cover the ‘blade’ in foil to make it look nice and shiny.
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