Friday, December 14, 2012

Cardboard Box Up-Cycled (CSA)

 This month for the CSA (Community Supported Activities/Crafts/Organization)
the supply is a cardboard box
Each month a handful of awesome friends and I are going to use a household supply item (that might otherwise be tossed) and find a way to up-cycle it!
You can join in on the fun – email me or add your link for cardboard boxes by the end of December 2012 or think ahead to January 2013  which will be a wrapping paper tube. Start thinking and creating! There will be a random winner each month!
I hope you get some fresh ideas and enjoy this post of…

ommunity Supported Activities/Crafts/Organization
for All Ages!
*This CSA is still open so email your ideas!

Christmas Tree
MADE by, Erin and her boys (they just moved so they had an overflow of boxes)

The Stuff
The FUN!
Cardboard box
Tin Foil

1. Cut a star and two triangles out of the box.
2. Cut slits so the triangles fit together.
3. Assemble the tree.
4. Cut a slit in the star and attach it to the tree.
5. Wrap yarn around the tree.
6. Make tin foil ornaments and attach them to the yarn.
How fun!

Building Birthday
MADE by, Erin and her hubby for her little builder for his 3rd birthday!

The Stuff
The FUN!
Cardboard boxes

1. Collect boxes and paint them.
2. Let kiddos build and create with them!
Such a cute birthday and everyday idea!

Puppy Bed
MADE by, Crafty Katie

The Stuff
The FUN!
Cuties Cardboard box
Paint and brush
Packing foam
Puppy (or other stuffed animal)
1. Paint Cuties (little oranges) box.
2. Cut packing foam for mattress and roll it for pillow.
3. Cover with fabric and stitch witch it together.
4. Present to puppy for Christmas!

Star Ornament
MADE by, the Spriggs
The Stuff
The FUN!
Cardboard box
Colored Paper
Music paper

1. Cut a star out of cardboard and remove the outer edge. If the cardboard ridges look frayed (you will know what I mean when you do it) wipe the cardboard ridges with water.
2. Cut colored paper and music paper into smaller stars.
3. Glue pieces together
4. Poke a hole in the top and thread string through to make loop. Tie loop.
5. Give to your neighbors or friends for Christmas ornaments!
Looks wonderful!
Man Cave
MADE by, Ballard Boys
This idea is not original but oh so much fun! I love to see what kids can dream up with a big box to play in. Roly Poly named this one The Man Cave!
It has many colored pictures and stickers on the inside as well as homes for their stuffed animals. 

The Stuff
The FUN!
Cardboard box
Knife or scissors

1. Cut doors and windows in a big box.
2. Let the kiddos play!

Cardboard Shapes Painting
MADE by, Sara and her boys
We made snowmen pictures but you can make anything you want – could be just a shape collage. We are going to do pattern practice next.

The Stuff
The FUN!
Cardboard boxes
1. Cut shapes out of a piece of corrugated cardboard. Take layer of cardboard off (I do this by poking a pencil through). Wet down to tame frayed ridges.
2. Glue lids to other side to hold. Let dry.
3. Cover ridge side of cardboard with paint.
4. Press painted side on paper to make pictures!

5. Use marker or paint to decorate more.

Marble Roll Game
MADE by, the Sara and Hornet (6)
We used words from Bob Books 15-16 in Collection 1, but this can be done for many learning concepts!

The Stuff
The FUN!
Cardboard box
Scissors & Knife
Colored Markers
Colored Paper

1. Cut edge of cardboard box open.
2. Cut holes in box. Put 2  (or more) colors around the edges of the holes. One color is for the bottom that doesn’t go in a hole.
3. Write words, numbers, shapes or whatever learning concept you are teaching on three colors of paper.
4. Let the marble roll from the top. If it goes in a hole read that color of paper. If it lands at the bottom read that color of paper.
5. Tally the points. We gave 3 points for green, 2 for red, and 1 for yellow.

More detailed instructions and a list of our words when I post our Bob Board Book Games! Stay tuned!
More Ideas...

Please BRAINSTORM your ideas/suggestions in the COMMENTS below for the CARDBOARD BOX CSA!
Happy Crafting

1 comment :

  1. Sweet! Thanks so much for adding my cardboard stars to your list! :)

    Brie @ Breezy Pink Daisies


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