First thing you need is some big sheets of cardboard. This is a good excuse to go out and buy a new 55 inch LED TV or a new fridge, as the boxes these come in are perfect. Otherwise scrounge around your friends or go down to the local shops and see if they have any packing cardboard they don't mind parting with.

cardboard cutouts

Help your child decide what they'd like to design. Depending on their age, they may need a hand drawing and cutting out the basic shapes.

cardboard cutout

cardboard cutout

Now go have a little afternoon nap while your child spends the next couple of hours colouring it in.

cardboard cutout

Send a photo of any of your cool designs in to us at enquiries@schoolholidayprojects.com and we'll look at posting them below!

cardboard house

cardboard rocket

Cardboard houses

I spent a couple of hours making these cardboard houses with my 2 kids using some old boxes and other cardboard found around the house, and I tell you my kids have spent HOURS playing with them! Even now, they still use them nearly everyday. These would have to be the best and cheapest 'toys' my kids have ever had!

cardboard_house

Cardboard TV

How about making a TV out of cardboard? Much cheaper than the real thing...

cardboard TV

Buy yourself an appliance for the cardboard box. Do not buy a TV as this defeats the purpose of this project.

cardboard TV

Cut out a TV screen shape out on the front, and cut open the back for access.

cardboard TV

Paint TV. I used a silver spray paint.

cardboard TV

Glue bottle lids on to the front for knobs, and make a remote out of a piece of cardboard.

cardboard TV

Wow, talk about reality TV.

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