“I must keep the BIG CARDBOARD!” was the first thought that came to mind when I was told that my parents were getting a new refrigerator.
After the cardboard dreams that we had in last October, this simple cardboard is not so ordinary after all. Just a search online can lead me to so many creative works created by children and adults. For more cardboard inspiration, you can also check out Justina‘s and Sarah‘s blogs.
I just couldn’t wait to have my hand on the big cardboard. Next time if you see cardboard, keep it and give it a new lease of life!
The best kind of toys are those which occur naturally in the outside world, or which can easily be made by hand. – Freya Jaffke
These are some of our recent cardboard crafts:
Cardboard House cum Restaurant
My initial plan was to create a cardboard Christmas tree, in the end it becomes a playhouse for the children.
During the school holidays, the 8-year old Joey dropped by during weekday to play with Dot after lunch.
Rather than having all the toys all spewed all over the floor, I thought the big cardboard is a great play to keep the children entertained.
I helped them set up their house and asked them whether they wanted to have a window. A resounding “yes” came out of their lips. As I cut the cardboard, Joey said that she did not want to cut out the whole piece so I left their window as it is.
Little did I realized that the window became a spot where the “food business” transactions happened.
They also doodled the inside of the cardboard.
Imagination and companionship keep the children at play for hours!
Animal Cardboards and Shadows
“Papa, I want to watch Agung show.”
Dot misses the Bali Agung theatrical performance we watched at the Bali Safari and Marine Park.
Papa J started to draw on the cardboard, cut out the pieces and attached them to the straws. I was clueless what he was up to and when I realized what is happening, I was amazed at his ingenuity.
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