Thursday, August 18, 2011

Cardboard Boxes

I'd like to present you with Exhibit A or one of the many reasons why we keep empty cardboard boxes around the house far longer than most people.

This morning, it was turned into an impromptu art project.

After the girls dumped all of their crayons and colored pencils in the box, they decided to actually start using them. We discovered that colored pencils made a really cool sound when you colored really fast with them (and an even cooler sound when you used more than one pencil).

They also tried coloring in just about every angle possible.

The top, the sides and the bottom all got colored. AJ did all her coloring while lying inside of the box.

The masterpiece has been completed for the time being, although I'm sure it will be worked on throughout the day. Didn't it turn out great?


  1. My kids love boxes! At times I have to sneak in their rooms and throw a few out!

    Jo @ SmileMonsters

  2. Great idea!!

    would love it if you could share this on Serenity Saturday over at


  3. I don't know what it is about boxes but mine absolutely love them. They have never painted them though, so we might copy your idea and give this a try!

  4. I love boxes..they are an endless toy. :) Even my 9 month old loves them. :)

    Thanks for linking at Link Your Mess!


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