Happy March! I am very excited to again be participating with a great group of bloggers to bring you Project: Recycle Create. This month we are working with card board tubes. I was building a stash in preparation for doing "something" creative when my five-year-old walked in with a whole pile of inventions. My task oriented side was almost annoyed, when I realized that he had not only done my assignment for me, but had come up with some pretty brilliant ideas!
Here are T-Rex's top projects for cardboard rolls.
A great pretend toy. The clear plastic material is shelf paper remnants.
This is a moving toy. Simply add a star sticker or drawing, then roll it off the bed. Use glow in the dark stickers or paint, and you can create a realistic meteor shower!
Who doesn't need a place to keep their favorite stickers? You can guess what kind have been popular at our house lately.
Another great pretend toy, and T-Rex's favorite. You might substitute packing tape for the shelf paper remnant and paint these. Even pretend binoculars present a wonderful new way to look at the world.
This is my personal favorite. I plan to pull it back out and do some experimenting. If we hit on anything especially interesting I'll share. If not, maybe your child will enjoy just playing like T-Rex did.
So, what's your favorite idea? Most of us have a study supply of cardboard rolls, so check all the great ideas from my co-hosts.
If you have your own ideas, link them up! Later in the month, I'll share a few of my favorites.