Inspired by Caine's Arcade and the Global Cardboard Challenge, we organized a morning of cardboard construction at the Huron Natural Area play space. It was a drizzly and cool morning, but not wet enough to make our cardboard soggy or dampen our creativity!
With boxes, tubes, tape, scissors, markers, etc. we made something out of nothing. We transformed a pile of recycling into pirate ships, monsters, sticks of dynamite, anchors, sails, captains of the ship, and snakes.
Look at some of our creations!
Some more fun resources about boxes and creative play:
* this Norwegian short film about a boy and a box
* these two books: Not a Box by Antoinette Portis, and What To Do With a Box by Jan Yolen and Chris Sheban
Hammers, Huge Swings, and the Freedom to Play