Wednesday, 26 September 2007

Calling all Architects

Although, I’m probably the gizillonth person to link on Shannon’s Works for Me Wednesday, I do actually feel like I’ve finally made it in the land of bloggers! This is my first!

This tip must be credited to Girle, my 10-year-old stepdaughter. She is the cleverest gal, you’ll ever know. And since it is her birthday this week, this one's for her!

When the kids are bored in need of an exciting new play tool, consider your nearest recycle pile. Girle’s brilliant idea was to use the various cardboard boxes that had been folded flat to build and design a mini-town. For example, my hair color box (oops! now ya’ll know!) was christened as the local hair salon. Food boxes become restaurants. Boxes with animal illustrations quickly transform into pet care and hospitals, and so on and so forth. Construct streets with the rows of box-commerce!

The kids can get even more interactive with crayons and writing pens, designing windows and doors or whatever on their play town.

And when all finished it is a quick demolition trip back to the recycle bin!

This Works for Me! What works for you? For more tips, head on over to Rocks In My Dryer.

1 comment:

Tammy said...

Love this! And I have to say, I've done the same girls love any kind of craft idea, so they've made a town with boxes, a train, ect...amazing with a house full of toys how quickly they can get bored and reach for the cardboard box! :)

Stop by my WFMW if you get the chance- great to "meet" you!