Friday, June 12, 2015

Paint a Cardboard House

I'm not too crafty. And neither were all those cardboard boxes in our house crafty worthy! (Damn you online shopping!). But then while clearing out the clutter, I saw this AMAZING cardboard piece in my camera box! It looked like a perfect cute little house! I *swear* this is how it looked unaltered! I didn't have to cut or fold or do anything! Just open the top flaps in the shape of a roof!

The Practical Mom: Paint a Cardboard House



I showed it to my 3 year old, who immediately claimed its a little house for Peppa Pig, George, Daddy Pig & Mummy Pig. Now I'm sure if you have little kids you know of Peppa Pig and if you don't, I recommend you should! The only two "video" streams I let him watch on the weekends are the amazing "Book" videos on the Pink Fong app (I've got 'em both from iTunes & Android) and Youtube's Peppa Pig Channel! Both are pretty nice, gentle, well mannered, with no aggression at all (well that's how I would describe the opposite of what comes on TV! Thankfully my kid doesn't know that there are dedicated channels for children- yet!)



Paint a Cardboard House


He loo...ves Topsy & Tim (& their Mummy & Daddy) too! Topsy & Tim are a series of books that are a bit similar to Peppa Pig. Each book takes you through life experiences such as flying by aeroplane or playing football. They're ALL his imaginary friends.


Paint a Cardboard House


For a family of four, I stuck smiley faced stickers on four cylinder beads. Two little smiley faces for the kids and big ones for mummy & daddy. Simple! He effortlessly switches between the two families. Sometimes they're Peppa & George's sometimes they are Topsy & Tim's.

He brought out his cars and created a "parking space" while I brought out some of his recent art work- i.e. painted Leaf Strings & Stones and created trees and pathway, with the help of some playdoh.

What color do you want to paint the house? ummm white! with a big of pink! so thats what he mixed and painted.


Paint a Cardboard House

Paint a Cardboard House

Paint a Cardboard House

The other piece of cardboard was supposed to be a birdhouse. But then he quickly realised that the family cannot travel in his toys cars. So this box became the car. 


So here's pretty much the finished product!


Paint a Cardboard House

Paint a Cardboard House

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18 comments:

  1. Oh I love this idea! I often make things out of boxes for my toddler son to play with and this has given me a few ideas. Stopping by from the Say G'day party over at What's On The List

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    1. I've been giving him a lot of boxes lately, since I gotta clear off most of the junk lying around- i.e. there will be more such posts! Thanks for stopping by Kelly

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  2. Thank you very much for joining in and making our Bowdabra Crafty Saturday Showcase, we look forward to seeing your post next Saturday.

    Warm Regards,
    The Bowdabra Team

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  3. Thats amazing great idea and hours of fun #ParentingPinIt

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  4. That IS a great box, lol! I love how he realized the whole family couldn't travel in his toy cars so he made them their own!

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    1. Oh! He has a whole make belief world with them! plays with them, drives around with them and even puts them in time-out when they're being naughty!

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  5. That is just so beautiful and colorful. Your little guy is gorgeous enjoying painting his house. Thanks so much for bringing this to the #HomeMattersParty
    Kathleen

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  6. This is smashing! I loved activities like that as a child.
    And just look at the happy family :)

    I hope you'll find the time to link up with Idea Box this week:
    http://milaslittlethings.com/2015/06/idea-box-thursday-link-party-15.html

    Hugs,
    Mila

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  7. Much more rewarding than buying an expensive, already finished, toys. Thanks for sharing with Thursday Favorite Things and hope you have an amazing weekend!

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  8. Another fun and creative project! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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