My boys are thrilled every time the package delivery truck stops in front of our house. They are happy to discover not only what’s inside the packages but also for the boxes. They use their most powerful tool, their imagination, to turn them into objects that get immediately incorporated into their play. They can become treasure chests where the boys gather their most valuable belongings or pirate ships. If the boxes survive their play and if I’m in creative mood, I’ll use my craft knife and paint to make some cardboard toys, like a car wash, the Arc de Triomphe or a Halloween town.
Creating this cardboard town doesn’t require much in terms of materials but cutting through cardboard is a meticulous job that asks for a lot of patience. The town is made of 56 pieces glued together, just to give you an idea how much cutting was necessary.
What you need to create a cardboard town
- 1 or 2 cardboard boxes, depending on the size
- paper for stencils
- craft knife
- craft paint and brush
- hot glue gun
How to create a cardboard town
- Start by creating stencils for each type of house and use them to cut 6 cardboard pieces for each of the houses.
- Paint one side of one cardboard piece for each type of house.
- Glue the cardboard pieces together using the hot glue gun.
- Cut out roofs and paint them the same color as the rest of the house before gluing them to the houses.
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What completes this toy set is the road. How else are the little people supposed to get from one house to another? Walk? Why, when driving on this cool road is so much better? The PlayTape by InRoad Toys is an awesome toy for car and truck lovers. It encourages imagination and guarantees hours of fun play.
My boys love it because it resembles the real thing and that it is so long that it can go from the living room to the kitchen and back. On the other hand, I appreciate it because it sticks well to both hardwood floors and tiles and, when the play is over, it comes up really easy. No residue left behind and the tape can be reused day after day. The PlayTape comes in different sizes, colors (black, orange, purple, blue and red) and designs (road, railroad and trolley track).
Have fun driving through the cardboard town!
I received a complimentary PlayTape in exchange for my honest review.