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cardboard week starts–with a kids craft!

let me tell you about cardboard. I love it. It is AMAZING and can be transformed into most anything that you could make with wood. (for way cheaper…and way lighter!) and since we moved –and i’m a blogger and get random packages…i have cardboard coming out my…

ears. i was going to say ears.

so I’ve complied a fun week of things you can do with cardboard boxes/shoeboxes! (basically anything you would normally junk) cardboard week (agirlandagluegun.com)

 

 

today is kids crafts! Give kids some tape and cardboard and they will be out of your hair for hours.

 

hours.

Whether wearing it on the head to be a space men..or sitting in it as a car– the power of cardboard is amazing.

 

and with a little scissors and hot glue power…we ended up making…a cardboard farm…

cardboard farm

and a zoo

cardboard zoo

 

i have no making shots—cause i had the x-acto knife and was trying to help the kids. but everything is pretty self explanatory. We cut the basic shapes and taped (and hot glued) some of the pieces together. My son wanted to color the cage–

don't feed the animals

but that’s because i think he has ulterior motives

spiderman

 

the tree and signs are decorated by my daughter

zoo

–and held together by cutting notches and making an x

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the barn has a top that you can lift up one side–(that’s where we store all the pieces)

barn

and the door opens. (you could have your kids paint this…or cover it in duct tape)

cardboard farm 2

 

the silo also doubles as a princess tower….

princess tower

 

cardboard village

it only took us an hour to put together…and the kids are still playing with it. Total love!  playing with the zoo

play

and to really get your creative juices flowing.. I’ve 30 cardboard crafts for kids compiled 27 cardboard crafts that i’m sure your kids will love!!!!

PicMonkey Collage cardboard round 1

1. aquarium 2. ships 3. puppet theater 4. crowns. 5. mailbox 6. parking garage 7. cardboard guitars 8. castle (i also saw one covered in tin foil! so cool) 9. car mat

 

PicMonkey Collage cardboard crafts for kids part 2

10. doll bed 11. cars, stoplights and road signs 12. reading car 13. cardboard playhouse 14.laptop 15. kitchen 16.spaceship  17. ball maze. 18. fruit stand

PicMonkey Collage cardboard diy ideas 3

19. interlocking castle 20. pirate swords 21. clock  22.basket and cardboard food 23. car wash 24.stove 25. viking ship 26. build with cardboard 27. barbie house

 

or you could just give them a pile of “trash” and let your kids create whatever they want!

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or you could just poke some holes and add some christmas lights..like cheri did! Makes the coolest fort!!!

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About Kimbo

Kimbo blogs at A girl and a glue gun--where she puts her hot glue gun to good use (as well as her vinyl cutter and sewing machine) She loves all crafts and is thrifty (the nice way to say she's cheap) So she is constantly trying to come up with fast and easy projects that won't break the bank! She lives in Idaho with her hot husband and 3 kiddos.