My kids LOVE boxes. What kid doesn't. Use it to your advantage on a rainy day!
Not a box of stuff for a rainy day, but a box for a rainy day. Not to use outside in the rain, but inside!
Do you have an empty box or two laying around and kids driving you up the walls? Grab it and get them started. You will experience some peace!!
What you need:
Cardboard box of any size!!!
Crayons (or markers but markers are scary to use on or near carpet so we always use crayons)
Notice rainy days are pajama days are our place sometimes too. Today was a pajama day so thus the PJ pics.
Next time you get a cardboard box, in the mail or from buying something new. Keep it!!! Save it for a day when you have no place to go, or have to stay home. Then next time you are stuck at home and going crazy, grab all of your crayons and get out the boxes. That is all you need for at least a couple hours of entertainment!!!
My kids love to color on boxes. They decorate them with all kinds of things. We have a box house, we have a box spaceship, They have been horse stables, and boats, and cars, and trains, tunnels for cars, tunnels for kids, we have even have a box that my daughter decided to color to make it a box for her brother Jack. Get it? (Jack in the box!) We have boxes decorated to be houses or beds for stuffed animals. My sister in law had a whole box city in her basement by taping boxes together it was a huge fort!
Just look at the fun artwork that comes from this as well! Almost as fun as coloring on walls!!
What is cool about it is this. My kids can spend around 30 minutes decorating their boxes with crayons, just the way they want them. Then they imagine and play for at least another hour with the box. Then while they are playing they get more ideas of different things to add or different ways to decorate them. Or ideas turn it into something else. My daughter has even colored pictures on paper and taped them inside the box to decorate more. Buttons and controls for her spaceship. Decor for their house. The sky is the limit!! So next time you have a box. Don't toss it! Save it for a rainy day. You will be glad you did!
Here is one of our larger projects. The box actually came from a doorway playhouse we got for my niece. We cut the two narrow boxes open and taped them together. We didn't know when we bought a playhouse for our niece that we could be getting a playhouse too! This has been an ongoing project now for almost two years in our basement! They love it. You can see it is well decorated!
Where to get boxes. Call furniture stores to see if they have any handy. The boxes our kids each have one of came from end tables. I hear people call appliance places and get refrigerator boxes! Those would be great fun! Diaper boxes are fun for building barbie rooms, or action figure hang outs! Great fun!