This month we are making, building, and constructing things from cardboard. You can make anything out of cardboard!!!
It's sturdy, strong, and abundant. You can paint it, mark it, tape it, glue it, and attach it using simple tabs and slots and brads (for moveable parts).
And it's free!
We happen to have several large sheets of cardboard, and kids LOVE making things that are BIG - like life size!
So we started out by making arcade games, similar to our cornhole game that we play in the backyard.
First we sketched out some design ideas with pencil and paper. The the kids traced lids where they wanted the holes for beanbag or ball toss games, and I cut them out with my Canary Cutter. (If you work with cardboard, you gotta get one! Safe for middle schoolers and older to use themselves.)