By Kersten, Dec 17 2016 03:56PM
Christmas is approaching & with kids in the house, we're about to get over-run with cardboard boxes. Whether it's from gifts, online deliveries or both! Before you resign the boxes to the recycling bin, take a moment to create a bit of box-fun for the kids - as is often said, they sometimes enjoy the boxes as much, if not more than the gifts themselves!
With two car-mad boys in our house, there was really only one option- create cardboard race cars!
We hunted around the house for some accessories- paper plates, circles of black & yellow paper, foil tins, toilet roll inserts, clean used coffee capsules, silver foil and plastic cups. Completely free-styling the designs, we literally made them up as we went along, with plenty of input from the kids!
With a three year old and one year old, their attention spans were short - they spent much more time 'racing' each other in them, than we did in making them. But, if you have kids who'll focus for longer, or you want to 'prep' the boxes in advance, you could paint them in racing car colours and add more accessories.
Don't worry if creativity isn't your forte. It doesn't need to be too elaborate to entertain the children - their imaginations are so vibrant at this age. My two certainly had fun for several days playing with them, until we decided the time had come. We created a game out of breaking them down & taking the cardboard to the recycling bin, chatting about all the things they might go on to become!
Have Fun, Vrooooooooom!