Back during the President’s Day holiday, I posted about the importance of keeping my guys busy on days off of school. Well, those clever folks @ Boxed.com did it again! This month’s Creativity Kit is filled with all sorts of goodies to turn a cardboard box into hours of fun!
The Boxed Creativity Castle kit includes template cutouts, markers, glitter glue, flags, assorted size googly eyes and more. There’s an instruction sheet with additional ideas but Boxed is careful not to stifle creativity — something I really like, as it allows the kid in this Dad to have a little fun as well. I’ll get back to that in a minute!
Using the stencil, I traced the drawbridge door and side windows then cut them out with a utility knife. I kept the bottom portion of the drawbridge attached to the castle.
Using a Phillips head screwdriver, I poked a hole on both sides of the door post, one above the center post and two holes on either side of the door
I took the supplied rope and fed either end into the door holes and then into the ones in the doorpost. I brought both rope ends through the top center post hole from the inside of the box. Finishing, I tied them in a knot. Pulling on the the center post knot closes the drawbridge! See that cardboard packaging next to the castle? That inspired my creativity Eureka moment!
Here’s what that was protecting:
The Eureka? The packaging screamed, “Those look like castle turrets!!!”
A little hot glue to the turrets and we turned the guys loose to decorate.
And here are the finished products!
Now, every castle needs a queen and we have six highly qualified candidate.
There was no competition when it came to who to coronate!
Maddie – the girl in the crown!!!
Boxed.com hit it out of the park once again!!! Here’s to you!
Boxed is a company who’s mission is to “make shopping for bulk easy, convenient and fun”.
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