The cardboard building pieces you are creating today are colorful and sturdy. It will be fun to see the unique structures your children will choose to build.
Materials Needed to Make Cardboard Stackers
- Ruler and/or Yard Stick
- Craft Paint
Written Instructions for Cardboard Stackers
- Grab an old box or piece of cardboard. You can really make them at any size, but we chose to make a 2″ x 4″ shape with 1/2″ slits cut one inch from the corners. Measure all of this out using a ruler or yard stick.
- Cut out your individual pieces.
- Take craft paint and paint them all.
- Let these dry completely before you play.
You can also make different shapes with which to build. I have added a few of our examples at the end.
Do You Love Crafts Made with Recycled Materials?
Here are some other great crafts you can make using recycled materials. Using what you have helps to spark children’s imagination, makes them think outside of the box and is an inexpensive way to teach creativity. I now often find myself pausing before I throw anything in the recycle bin or garbage can. “What can I make out of that?” always runs through my mind.
This post was originally written in 2012, but it was updated and re-published in April of 2015.