creative kids – that’s NOT a box!

There’s an old saying that you can just give the kid a cardboard box rather than it’s contents and they will have just as much fun.

These ideas from Lil Sugar take the humble cardboard box to a whole new level!

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If this is all beyond your ability or available time, you might love these goodies from our little shop;

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Make Your Own Cardboard Cars – $14.95 for a pack of 6

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Build & Paint Your Own Farmhouse $19.95

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creative kids – diy storage jars

 

 

These storage jars are AWESOME and oh-so-simple to make!

Step 1: Raid the toy boxes for favourite figurines – think animals, superheroes, princesses, whatever makes the kids’ hearts sing!

Step 2: Raid the recycling for cute jars or boxes

Step 3: Remove lid and attach figurine with glue

Step 4: Spray paint in your favourite colour/s and allow to dry

Step 5: Fill with goodies, add lid, stand back and admire!
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(All images sourced via pinterest)

creative kids – monster rocks

Turn pebbles into fun monsters – friendly or scary. Let your imagination run riot. Paint them all over first, one side at a time, leaving them to dry thoroughly. Then paint on details using a fine paintbrush or artline pen. Use acrylic paints or tester pots of household paints. Glue on goggle eyes to complete the faces. Courtesy of cocoa bean uk.

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creative kids – leaf animals

The autumn leaves are turning into amazing colours and falling rapidly here now.  I am loving this idea to use leaves of all shapes and colours to create animals and any other creature your little one’s imagination can come up with.  Simply collect, arrange then stick!  Voila!

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Image courtesy of http://atelierpourenfants.blogspot.com.au