Kid’s Project – Turn Cardboard Boxes Into Functional Furniture

Do you have cardboard boxes left over from Christmas or from a new appliance and a little person at home that likes to create and build?  Check out this awesome (and free!) website called Fold School that offers 3 design plans to create furniture from cardboard and it’s geared for the children to make with an adult!  The age recommended for building is 4-8 (although Lego says the same thing and stumps me every time), so this should be obtainable for an adult to accomplish and looks like an incredible project for a child.  They created the site to inspire creative fun for children by reusing a material into a functional furniture piece that later can be recycled.  How cool is this?  Try out a design during this last week of R&R before the kids are back to school and the crazy schedules start back up.  Check out these pictures, then read on.  Pictures courtesy of the Fold School site

Cardboard Chair


Cardboard stool

Very cool of Fold School offering these designs for free in the hopes of helping parents spark creativity with their children.  They state the products are able to bear the weight of an adult and they use cardboard as the product’s material so that when the shelf life of the stool, chair or rocker is over, you can discard with a clear conscience.  They recommend using 4 mm single layered cardboard and that these projects take approx. 5 hours to create.  How wonderful and what a great project for a preschool or early elementary class to work on and create as a group.  I can’t think of a more powerful message for reusing and recycling for kids.  And what child wouldn’t want to sit on something they created or take a ride on a rocker they hand crafted?

What child wouldn't love the rocker?


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