Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Fun with Cardboard Boxes

Meet the staff of Christensen General, where, one afternoon in August, 23 babies were born in just under an hour. Our team of skilled professionals are trained in the magic of pretend and are qualified to perform life-saving procedures such as cuddling-on-demand. Every baby receives a complimentary shoe box crib.

School starts in about a week, and I'm too busy to blog, but I've got time to spend with these precious little ones.  And the other day, we did something so fun, I'd thought I'd share it with you. 

Autumn is starting Kindergarten--I will miss her sooooooo much!  My Mom sent her a Mr. Roger's video on starting school.  She watched it and then another in which he taught her how to make a baby doll or stuffed animal crib out of a shoe box.

Of course, we got right to work making baby cribs with boxes of all kinds with my girls and then their friends.  We used hot glue to attach scraps of fabric and to make pillows for their babies.  Soon, the girls were playing maternity ward and lots of babies were welcomed into the world by these sweet little mamas.  It was a fun, free, family-friendly activity.

Did you know that the August Friend has a lot of suggestions for thing you can do with a cardboard box?  Click on BOREDOM BUSTERS for some more ideas.

I also have a tip up on the Friend website about Sibling Appreciation Night.  While you're over there, check it out!


  1. You are such a creative mom. Love it.


  2. I always love your fun ideas and like to share them with my daughters.