Geometric Cardboard Construction

Who has some cardboard in their recycle bin?

And who has children who look for something new to play with?

I know we all do and this “new” toy not only costs nothing to make but, it will keep your kids entertained for a long time. Sounds great, right?

Geometric Construction

All you need is:

Sturdy Cardboard

Scissors/ Utility Knife

Paint (optional)

Directions:

Have an adult make this or an old enough child/ teen that can use scissors well. Always supervise your child when they use sharp scissors or utility knife.

1. Cut the cardboard into a variety of squares.

2. On the corners or along the edges cut some slim V-shaped slits and even some fun cuts like half moon and large triangles. (see images below)

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This is an optional step:

I first, only painted one side of the shapes and let the girls play with them and then I decided to paint both sides.  I have toddlers so we are working on color recognition but for older kids you can leave them plain brown and make a lot of these and see how high they can construct their buildings and structures without them falling down.

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You will thank me later but unlike most things that when they fall down they make a lot of noise these are almost silent falling down. From parent to parent… YOUR WELCOME! : )

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You can see this craft along with other ways to keep your kids entertained indoors on Ch. 12 News Long Island next Thursday- February 18th, 2016. Anne and Elizabeth will show you how fun these re during the morning show starting at 5am.

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I was inspired by this pin by Parenting Chaos on Pinterest to make this fun craft idea:

Pin it: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/541276448941862708/

FREE, easy, and recycled! Your kids will LOVE this easy DIY Homemade Cardboard Construction Toy!:

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