MMM: Get creative with cardboard
You know the scenario. You’ve spent weeks deciding what to buy them, wrap it, wait with delight to see how their little faces react and then … they are more interested in the box it came in.
But actually, you can inspire young imaginations with a little bit of creative know-how and an empty box, i.e. if you can hold a pair of scissors and have some sticky tape.
I spotted this on one of my favourite sites, Handmade Charlotte and love the fact that while it is so simple (cardboard + washi tape), it creates a little dreamworld den. It is from a gorgeous blog called Emilie Sans Chichi.
And these wall boxes are actually made out of recycled Dairylea tubs (also on Handmade Charlotte, via La Factoria Plastica). Click here for the tutorial.
Baby Deco has even created step-by-step instructions for a box house. Genius.
Here are some other cardboard creations that will fire up young imaginations – and maybe give you a bit of peace on a rainy day.