Friday, October 8, 2010

Friday Night Fun With a Cardboard Box

I got an email today from Discount School Supply advertising Halloween craft projects. I started to get that itch to buy something, only I don't have any money to buy anything with. So I called my friend Nora, early childhood teacher and mother to two pre-teen girls. I asked her what art materials would be age appropriate for Ari. It turned out, I didn't need to buy anything at all.

"Do you have a cardboard box?" She asked
"Yes! I do." I replied, already getting excited.
In fact, we had a lot of cardboard boxes because we had our groceries delivered this morning.

"Bring one of the boxes in, and let Ari paint it!" Nora suggested.

I immediately grabbed a box and some paint.

Ari immediately got to work.

The end product was this:

I cannot tell a lie, I joined him. This is not all his work. It was a joint effort and a lot of fun. Plus, I didn't have to buy anything!

After we completed this project, it occurred to me that a long time ago, I wrote about this very topic here.


  1. You really, really cannot beat a cardboard box when it comes to fun. :)

  2. It's so true! What's not to love about a cardboard box?


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