There has been some debate at our house lately on what to do with the empty orange juice containers we have lying around – it seems wasteful to just throw them out, but we’re wary of burning wax(?)-lined cardboard in our wood stove. Well, if we had kids we would have an excuse to decorate our upcycled boxes with fun stickers from Box Play for Kids!
I love the idea of providing kids with an inexpensive toy that encourages use of their imagination while also encouraging re-use of materials. A good way to make it even less expensive, and to involve your kids even more in the creation process, would be to paint/draw whatever design you wanted on the box – that way you’re not limited by what stickers are available (although Box Play does have a lot of cute ideas – egg carton as piano, anyone?!).
These remind me of a certain purse I created once out of a Spanky’s Pizza box, and of the toilet paper tube people my sister and I used to make out of nothing more than tubes, glue and construction paper (we had quite a diverse village of characters from what I recall – wish I had photos…). It really doesn’t take much to get the imagination going!