4 November 2013

How We Love Boxes!

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The past week has been quite busy blog wise and I have had loads of deliveries come through the door.

Quite a lot of toys which I have hidden away for the moment until I have a chance to review them. But because of all these things turning up, it means that we always have loads of empty boxes which the boys don't mind making use of. 

They love creating things out of them and I regularly cut the boxes up so that we have all sorts of sizes and shapes of cardboard to use when making things. You may remember a while back, we created our replica of the Blackpool Tower in our post Building the Blackpool Tower using just one cardboard box, some string, tape and loads of paint. 


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The boys love creating things and using boxes in their creations. 

At the moment, we are going through the building forts phase. Every single box we received has to be climbed into, climbed on top of, or jumped on until it is flat.

The huge box in the photos is from a toy garage delivery. I managed to get the toy out and hidden before the boys could see but they just had to have the box. It was huge and the love climbing in and on top of it and even trying to tip it over whilst inside it. I think we may need a new home just to accommodate all of the boxes we are accumulating for the boys to play with.

It's amazing how much fun can be had with boxes. My mum actually said that when I and my siblings were children, we would much rather play with the boxes at Christmas rather than the toys themselves.

Isn't it amazing how much fun kids can have with a bit of packaging. Now don't get me started on bubble wrap!

19 comments:

  1. Boxes are so much fun!!! I have been getting a lot delivered and have had loads of boxes too which my girls have loved playing with x

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  2. Pam Francis Gregory4 November 2013 at 15:57

    Boxes always inspire the imagination!

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  3. Boxes are so much fun when you're little,I remember me and my cousin used to have so much fun with them

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  4. Love the photos, there's a lot of fun going on there. My boys are the same, get more excited about boxes than the toy it comes with. I got them a cardboard house a while ago which they can colour in. They loved it and still gets played with daily

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  5. My boy still can have more fun with the boxes rather than the contents. Its so funny watching him.

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  6. This has taken me back to my childhood, have loads of memories making things out of boxes

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  7. My girls always loved playing with big boxes. They used to paint the outside and put their dollies in them and then have a 'street' party. I think it was another way to get goodies out of me for their tea party. How could I refuse, it was really cute.

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  8. Boxes are amazing they can be anything.. Or in my house they can be ripped to shreds by a box loving dog! :) x

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  9. Ha Ha mine love boxes too - we recently bought a new washing machine and the box became a palace!

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  10. We all know it! Boxes are LOADS of fun for kids.

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  11. brilliant for encouraging creativity

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  12. A very cute article and it rings sooo true.

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  13. memories of being a kid i had a post office and shop made from boxes and i encourage my boys to make lots of things from boxes not that they need much encouraging

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  14. lol boxes are always great fun! usually preferred to the contents within!

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  15. My kids spent an hour earlier playing in the box that my new computer chair came in! Took it in turns to try and pull each other across the hall lol Then, when they went to bed it was the cat's turn, she jumped in there and is now the cat that got the cream! x

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  16. I always said we should just give our kids empty boxes for Christmas lol.

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  17. boxes are so much fun my lot love them one min they are a boat the nest a house and the next a castle :)

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  18. I remember when my 2 lads were young we used to have so much fun decorating them :)

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  19. You can't beat the boxes for playing in xx

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