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« on: May 20, 2006 08:46:52 AM »

I made this house out of a huge box, by piercing and sewing it with a big needle.
and they really enjoy it!

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« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2006 02:35:57 PM »

Thats a great idea!  All kids love boxes...LOL

« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2006 12:35:10 AM »

Pretty awesome.  I remember how much fun (and work) it was to build tents every time we felt like playing house, but to actually have a small house, that's cool.
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2006 09:23:42 AM »

Heh, in my Tech class in grade 11, we had to do a project out of recycled stuff... my group made a big playhouse like that, using toilet paper tubes and newspaper for the frame, and cardboard for the walls and roof. It was awsome. Great job on yours, I bet you rkids love it.

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« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2006 12:45:24 PM »

Boxes...those were the days! I like the little balcony gate thing so much!

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« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2006 02:40:47 PM »

When we were kids, my friend Jen had a cardboard house like that.  We LOVED it.  We used to play in it all the time.  Your daughter will love it...it even has a balcony! 

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« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2006 05:52:01 PM »

That's adorable Cheesy You should let them attack it with some acrylic paint :3

I remember my brother's an I made a wheel-less limo. It was fun :3 I kept the steering wheel for memories.

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« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2006 11:16:07 AM »

What a great mom!   Cheesy  Cardboard boxes rule.  I used a bunch of server boxes to make most of my bookcases when I first moved out and they lasted for almost a year and a half - plenty of time for me to save up for/salvage "real" ones.

Are you going to leave it as-is, or encourage them to decorate the outside as they see fit?
« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2006 12:10:43 AM »

haha, that kind of reminds me when my uncle made a train out of a cardboard box and we seriously thought it was the most incredible thing ever.

we sometimes sell off our sweet vintage wardrobes due to necessity.
« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2006 03:56:34 PM »

I've made "cars" out of cardboard boxes.  I live in Manhattan with limited space,  but I used to babysit my nephew when he was little -- he'd come here and stay for the weekend.  I obviously couldn't keep tons of toys here for him, so together we built a "car" from a box.

I make "wheels" from construction paper,  attached with brass fasteners.  I made the steering wheels from a bent wire hanger covered in tin foil.  I even cut out a "glove compartment" and taped a baggie to the front of the box so he could reach in and pull out whatever (a "license",  a piece of candy).  I made a wind shield by cutting squares out of the flap on the front side, covering them with saran wrap,  and duct taping the flap so it stood up.  I made a tailpipe out of a covered toilet paper tube.

It cost NOTHING and we really had fun making it together. (He was about 4 at the time; and I've made this again for other kids who've come to visit.)  It didn't matter one bit to him that it was total crap and incredibly sloppily slapped together.  After all,  for kids, it's all about imaginative play --  this contraption was no more or less "real" than his expensive Cozy Coupe at home.  And, making it was "bonding" experience!
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