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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Free Box Fun

I'm trying to keep up my momentum of actually trying the fun and cool ideas I see online. 

I saw this and was pretty sure it would be a hit.

I had collected a couple of paper towel rolls when I remembered we had these in the garage.  A big box and corner protectors from the birdcage we recently purchased.

After a few minutes with some scissors and duct tape, I had this.

I had to angle the carboard pieces up a little.  Since they were just right angles, the ball wouldn't stay in them as it rolled from one level to the next (like it would if they were the rounded tube shapes)  

Yep, it's a winner.  (sorry it's sideways--I always forget I have to have my camera the right way up)

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  1. Oh my gosh, that has got to be one of the cutest things I have ever seen!! I think my son would react the same way. So I seriously gotta try this. Easy and cheap! Thanks so much for linking up again!

  2. so glad you enjoyed the activity! and thanks for referring back to my blog... it's nice to have you visit!

  3. My nephew would love this!
    Following from Something Swanky.

  4. This is such a wonderful idea! Soo much fun..
    Also I wanted to let you know that I gave you a blog award.. hope you stop by and grab it here

  5. What a great idea, my daughter would love this! I'm going to have to add it to the 'to do' list!
    I'm a new follower! I'd love if you'd follow me back!

  6. This would be so fun for The Little Lady in a year or so. I love cheap and simple toys that entertain for hours.

  7. What is it with kids and boxes? Give them a box and the play for hours. LOL This would have been great for my son. Nice idea.

  8. I LOVE this. It reminds me of when you get a child a gift and they spend all their time playing with the box. Thanks for linking up to Totally Tutorials Tuesday!!

  9. OH MY GOSH! Seriously?!? How creative are you?!? This rocks my socks off...my boys would have loved this when they were younger.

    Thanks for linking up to Totally Tutorial Tuesdays. I can't wait to see what you link up next week :)


  10. what a great idea! Pretty sure my boys would love this! Probably enough to have a good fight over, haha! And I always do the sideways thing too - drives me nuts. Thanks for linking up at Trash 2 Treasure Tuesdays!

  11. You were featured on Fun Feature Fridays @ Measured by the Heart. Thanks for linking up!! http://measuredbytheheart.com/2011/10/fun-feature-fridays-1027.html

  12. Cute! I love the little video of your son...he is so excited! Thanks for sharing.

  13. OMG this is a good idea for kids. I will make one for my kids. Thanks for sharing!