Don’t let those beautiful Pinterest pictures depress you! They’re like airbrushed Victoria Secret models, LOL. But let me tell you why you should use all your non-craftiness to turn cardboard crap into ‘toys’. Other than that it’s free and, *AND*…. YOU CAN TRASH IT AFTER A WEEK.
Kids understand the science behind constructing something against readymade toys Making toys is 5 minutes spent well: painting, cutting, pasting. And the time spent playing with your child is never wasted.
Here’s a Cereal Box Marble Run, which takes 5 minutes to make, an hour to dry. It’s ‘different’ from the toy store marble run he has. Didn’t even paint it and is still a new ‘toy’ altogether- go figure!
We’ve made a dozen Ramps & Tracks.
A 3 box castle, Octopi, Magnet Paint, Butterflies, crowns and what not.
Cereal Box Marble Run:
Toddler Poke & Peg Activities