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Penny Spinners and Dinosaurs

Our ping pong table was finally delivered..and with it came tons of card board. Like all kids D grew up being a big fan of boxes and now H is following suit.. but usually they have always focused on playing inside the box..




So I was pleasantly surprised and incredibly pleased when I asked H to help put the little cardboard pieces in the recycling and he replied.. 'I think we can make something with them'


And so I went where everyone goes.. Pinterest! We started with making dinosaurs.


My proportions were all over the place.. T-Rex was especially disastrous since he could seem to stand upright.. but the kids didn't seem to care too much.




and then we made penny spinners.. except we used quarters..



I have a few more things I'd want to try with them.. not too complicated.. I like the easy crafts..

source I bought some multicolored yarn 

source the car looks easy.. and cute.. 

With the holidays coming closer I may be a little more MIA.. we have a trip planned for the holidays.. so this may be my last post of the year.. so in case it is I want to wish you all a very happy and wonderful love filled holiday and a happy happy New Year.. See ya in 2019!
       
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36 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

AWESOME re-use of that cardboard! Plus everyone got to exercise their creativity -- big win for all!

Kelly said...

Love those dinosaurs! When I shipped my son and his girl's Christmas gifts, I told him to tell their cat that the shipping box was his gift. I've already received a photo of Ornstein in "his" box. :)

Enjoy your holidays!

Christina Naula said...

Cardboard boxes are so much fun! My kids are not a bit older and I miss them playing with boxes and making stuff from boxes. Love those cute dinosaurs!

jodie filogomo said...

Now that's the perfect thing to reuse the cardboard like that Hena!!
I love the dinosaurs...totally perfect for the boys!
XOOX
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R. ChamberofBeauty said...

Oh, what a good use of cardboard. Those dinosaurs are so cute. Loved them.
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Kinga K. said...

How funny:)

Anvilcloud said...

Neat little projects, and I see that your kids are part cat with their love of boxes. :)

Ruth Josey said...

What a great post! I love seeing the boys in their boxes. Kids and animals spend more time playing with the empty boxes than they do with what's in the box (one year I gave my cat a bag stuffed with tissue and she spent waaayyyy more time with that than with the catnip toys she also got). My kids liked to use the boxes to make forts. I love that H thought to use the cardboard to make crafts - you have an artist in the making there! And it's great that they're learning recycling so early in life. Great craft choices, too! I hope you have an amazing trip and Happy Holidays to you and your family.

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Kathrine Eldridge said...

Your kids are so cute! Love these dinosaurs you created.

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Couture Carrie said...

Adorable pics and creations!

xoxox,
CC

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

What cool ways to re-use your cardboard boxes. Way to encourage your kids creativity.

Everyday Life said...

Wonderful creative ideas to use card board boxes.. I have tons of empty boxes delivered every week and my kids loves dinosaurs...I like your crafted wheel too... thanks for sharing.. Have a wonderful Holidays...❤️

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white and vintage said...

Your children are so creative!
Have a nice week!

Carrie said...

I really like simple crafts as well! Those dinosaurs are SOOO cute and they made a lot of them! Hours of play!

Carrie
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The Exclusive Beauty Diary said...

Such a interesting creative ideas. Dinosaurs looks so cute!

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karen said...

beautiful ideas and now you know what to give them for the holidays (a cardboard box, ha ha). Seriously though, my kids were the same and shoe boxes became all kinds of dioramas to spark imagination.

Emmy said...

So creative and environmentally-friendly to boot:)

Alicia Mackin said...

These images of you kids in the boxes is priceless. And WOW I think your dinosaurs came out GREAT. How resourceful and fun. Your going to be mom of the year!

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Bri Runde said...

Awe... love the cutie in the box!!! I love that you guys got a ping pong table. I was just telling my hubby I want one at our house!!

Veronica Lee said...

What a creative use of cardboard! The dinosaurs are adorable!

Paola Lauretano said...

Adorable pics, they are so cute!
Kisses, Paola.
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Lisa Autumn said...

OMG so cute!

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» Joha said...

Great post! x.

Betty - hlavavknihach.blogspot.cz said...

Funny pohotos and beautiful dinosaurus! :-)

Hlava v knih√°ch

awhite said...

Awww they are too cute- and having the best time!

-Ashley
Le Stylo Rouge

Chelsey said...

Such a cute craft idea! Glad you and the kids had fun.

The Wardrobe Stylist said...

I love these kids craft ideas and it's great that your kids were into it. Gives me some thoughts on how to entertain mine.

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Corina said...

Incredible Reuse of cardboard and made so fun things. photos of children look so fun and cute.
xo Corina
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Jessica Broyles said...

What fun crafts to do with your toddlers! My kids would LOVE those!

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Sparkles and Lattes said...

That is such a great idea to reuse the boxes to make dinosaurs.

The Bandwagon Chic said...

Great parenting
He looks adorable

Much Love,
Jane | The Bandwagon Chic

Mica T said...

What clever and fun ideas! I love the dinosaurs! :)

Hope that your week is going well :) I had my last day at work yesterday so the Christmas holidays have officially begun here, yey! Merry Christmas and happy new year, enjoy your holiday!

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LianaLaurie said...

Wonderful post, dear! ♥ I really liked it!
Hugs ♥
LIANA LAURIE

Mary (cactus catz) said...

What a wonderful way to use cardboard, creative and fun! Love what you and your kids did with them

NotJessFashion said...

These are super adorable dear! So creative! Great ideas you have here.

Jessica | notjessfashion.com

Stefanie said...

I love that T-Rex! If you ever need yarn scraps, let me know. I have plenty.

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