Do you have some cardboard boxes? Do you have 15 minutes? Then you are ready to make some awesome cardboard creations to bust out the winter boredom.
Between the cold winter weather and the muddy yucky rain that has been hitting us non stop, we have reached cabin fever level.
We had many boxes sitting in the garage leftover from the holidays. I just couldn’t get rid of them, because I could see potential waiting to be developed. When cabin fever sets in is when my creativity starts to rise….probably out of
desperation, I mean inspiration.
So we got those boxes and busted out some boredom!
Have this? Make this! – Cardboard Creations
Cardboard creation #1: Drive-Thru
I had about three super tall and narrow cardboard boxes, but I believe any large square box will work just fine. Your end result will most likely just be about a foot shorter.
Ready? Here’s how simple it is.
- Open the box at one corner lengthwise all the way down.
- I had little man stand on the inside of the box and using a marker drew out a window.
- Cut out the window.
- I taped the cut out of the window and taped the bottom flaps for stability.
♥ If using a large square box, you should tape the flaps together to create longer sides.
Here it is. I had some butcher paper that I covered it in for decorating fun. But your Drive-Thru is ready to go!
I love imagination! I saw this as a drive-thru (psshhh…. Mom). It became a pirate ship, supermarket, and a car wash teller. Wait, did you say car wash teller??… Let’s run with this idea. Of course, we had to create a Car Wash. — you know, since we paid for a car wash and all.
Cardboard Creations #2: Car Wash
- I took the “drive-thru” and un-taped the bottom flaps to straighten it out a bit.
- I grabbed a second box and proceeded with opening it up again in the same way as above. One corner, lengthwise all the way down.
- I grabbed a third box and again opened it the same way, making another flat piece of cardboard.
- I set these up like a little tunnel, see below.
Clearly we had some leftover Halloween decorations (all the black). We used streamers, and balloons to outfit our car wash.
♥ I did put some weights at the bottom of the car wash. Some heavy kitchen items (bag of flour, cans, etc) will work. Just put a few on the inside and out to keep it steady as needed.
These aren’t made to withstand the test of time. Just a good afternoon of boredom busting fun. It took me about 15 minutes to make the drive-thru. Maybe about 15-20 minutes more to engineer up the car wash. However, we played with it all day and it is still standing at bed time. Who knows what it will morph into tomorrow? 🙂
Want to see more of Have This? Make this! check here.