# Boy Mama: Gingerbread BOX Houses

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

# Boy Mama: Pizza Box Roadway

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

# Boy Mama: Homemade Parking Garage

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

# Boy Mama: How to Make a Giant Die from a Paper Carton

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
• scissors
• a ruler
• glue
• contact paper
• paper of your choosing to cover the carton
Mama’s Directions:
1. Clean out your carton and make sure it is dry and smell free.
2. Cut the top off the carton as shown below.
3. Using your ruler, measure the width of your carton (mine measured 5.5 inches)
4. 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).
5. Draw a line at that point on all 4 sides of the carton.
6. Cut each corner from the top of the container to the lines you drew.
7. Fold along the lines so you now have 4 tabs.
8. Fold and tape the tabs in place.
9. You now have a completed cube.
10. 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).
11. Glue the squares on each side of the cube.
12. Optional: I did not like the raw edges so I covered them as well with some extra paper.
13. Cover the entire cube with contact paper or packing tape.
Now, read our post, 30 Things to do With a Giant Die, to see what you can do with it!
http://boymamateachermama.com/2012/04/29/boy-mama-30-things-to-do-with-your-giant-die/

step 2- cut off the top of the container

step 3- measure

step 4- measured

step 5- measure and draw the line around the container

step 5- draw a line around the container at the measured point

step 6- cut from the top of the container to the line on all four corners

step 7- fold all sides along the lines

step 8- fold the tabs in and tape them in place

step 9- your cube is now completed

step 10- measure the paper to cover all sides

step 11- cover all sides with paper

step 12- optional- cover the edges of the cube

step 13- cover the entire cube with contact paper or packing tapes