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Topic: Drive-in movie night (cardboard box reconstructed)  (Read 41877 times)
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« on: June 19, 2012 06:13:36 PM »

Apparently I'm on a cardboard box kick lately.  Here's another little reconstructed project for the little guy.  If it wasn't so humid this evening, I would have set the projector up outside with a sheet!  Alas, we had a drive-in movie night in the family room.  He woke up from his nap and I had this little surprise setup for him.





Complete with shag carpet (a pillow), snacks (Cheerios, popcorn and water).  The snack tray is an old shower accessories holder.  I attached it with zip ties through the wall of the box.


Some unused bobbins as buttons/knobs and a set of toy keys for the dashboard.


License plate made from a shoebox lid, construction paper and felt stick-on letters.  Adhered with oodles of hot glue.  His bumper sticker is just a random puppy magnet I found in my stash.  Wheels are craft foam, cut into circles and CDs.


Movie's starting!


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The steering wheel is from another toy.  I attached it with zip ties.
 

He has a Padiddle. Cheesy  I only had one push light in the junk drawer. Sad  I attached it with hot glue.

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« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2012 06:26:52 PM »

That is adorable!  I officially want you to adopt me so that I can take naps and wake up to an awesome drive-in.
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« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2012 06:47:34 PM »

*pinned*
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« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2012 06:54:20 PM »

That is adorable!  I officially want you to adopt me so that I can take naps and wake up to an awesome drive-in.

I suppose I could get a few more boxes... Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2012 08:28:36 PM »

you are the best mom ever!  so cute, definitely pinning <3
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« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2012 08:31:04 PM »

you are the best mom ever!  so cute, definitely pinning <3

Aww, you're the sweetest!

Love this age for total craft appreciation.  He is so inquisitive and excited for the projects.  I mean, really, he jumps up and down and CLAPS for craft projects.  Not getting any better than this. Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2012 09:03:06 PM »

Pinning, pinning, pinning! This completely rocks, and please adopt me, too!
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« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2012 11:16:24 PM »

Oh So Awesome! I would have loved that as a kid.
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« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2012 01:49:14 AM »

Both delightful and inspiring.  You're not just crafting a very cool toy, you're crafting a childhood.   
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« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2012 04:43:32 AM »

Fantastic idea! I've made cars, trains, houses, a tree house and even a huge maze from cartons but this takes the cake!!! Love the extras. It's like a "How would have thought" moment! I love your picture taking skills.You can "see" so much more! Thanks for sharing your evening at the movies.
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