We love cardboard as a crafting/building/creating material. It is everywhere, it is inexpensive, and it is recyclable. Many projects start with a box, but here's one that takes a different approach. It uses individual panels which can be combined in any number of ways, and as you can see, the results can be pretty impressive.
Open-ended constructive play is something that should always be encouraged, and while we often see it with LEGO and other building blocks, rarely do we see it in such a large format. Valerie from Inner Child Fun devised a simple way to make cardboard panels cut from a large box into a modular building system. By making a few evenly spaced slits in each panel, they can be made to lock together in just about any direction.
The big advantage to this method is how small it all packs up. As opposed to trying to store a huge refrigerator box space ship, these panels can be bundled together and stored under a bed or in the back of a closet. Nicely done, Valerie!
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