Gingerbread BOX Houses Kids love making Gingerbread Houses. I, however, do not. I do not like the mess of it. I do not like having all that candy hanging around and my kids begging to eat it all day long. … Continue reading
I recently saw this idea, Play Scene: Cardboard Box City, from Be a Fun Mom on Facebook. I bookmarked it in my mind for another time. And, the other day I finally got around to making our own version. Instead … Continue reading
Homemade Parking Garage I came across this photo yesterday and thought I would share it with you all. This is my son and the parking garage we made out of toilet paper tubes and cardboard. This photo is from over … Continue reading
We recently finished this carton of Goldfish Crackers and I just couldn’t bear the thought of throwing the empty container in the trash. It was just begging to be made into something. So I decided that I would show you how to make a giant cube for a die from a paper carton like this one. You can also use a milk or juice carton.
What you need:
- empty paper carton
- a ruler
- contact paper
- paper of your choosing to cover the carton
- Clean out your carton and make sure it is dry and smell free.
- Cut the top off the carton as shown below.
- Using your ruler, measure the width of your carton (mine measured 5.5 inches)
- Beginning at the bottom of the carton, measure up the same distance as the width (mine was 5.5 inches from the bottom of the carton).
- Draw a line at that point on all 4 sides of the carton.
- Cut each corner from the top of the container to the lines you drew.
- Fold along the lines so you now have 4 tabs.
- Fold and tape the tabs in place.
- You now have a completed cube.
- Measure 6 squares of your chosen paper big enough to cover each side of the cube. (I measured and cut 6 squares that measured 5.5 inches by 5.5 inches).
- Glue the squares on each side of the cube.
- Optional: I did not like the raw edges so I covered them as well with some extra paper.
- Cover the entire cube with contact paper or packing tape.
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A box is only a box unless someone uses his imagination and creativity to make it into something more. Here are some books where the characters use boxes for all kinds of adventures. Not a Box (Antionette Portis) is the … Continue reading
My boys love cardboard boxes. In fact, I might even say that they are their favorite toy- the toy that gets the most attention, the most time and care and the most use. Don’t get me wrong they love their … Continue reading