I don’t usually post kid activities, but I have kids and we do activities, and I thought participating in the 60 Day Junk Play Challenge would be fun so here are two pizza box crafts for you.
So my challenge was to find something to do with a pizza box. You all know the saying that kids will play with cardboard boxes as much or more than some fancy toy, so that’s what I was going with here. Ordering pizza once for a family of 6 will mean you have at least two boxes and that’s good cardboard for crafting!
I had two pizza boxes to work with (one that had pizza in it and one they gave me for free since I bought a pizza!). I did two separate things with box boxes and, while we didn’t fully finish the mosaic, it kept my daughter busy for at least half an hour.
My daughter likes Barbies and when I was staring at the pizza box looking for inspiration I thought about creating a scene for her Barbies and dolls. We landed on a beach drop (since we’re going away to the beach this weekend) and then some windows so she could walk down the street and go window shopping. Wouldn’t you know it was the windows that interested her most. She colored them both.
She played quietly in her room with this for over 45 minutes. Honestly!
Then she departed from the Barbie beach trip and had her barbies, and Anna, go window shopping. She was very particular about where I drew the squares and rectangles and painted them just how she wanted them done.
Pizza Box Mosaic
For some reason the kids really loved gluing construction paper like a mosaic onto the pizza box. We didn’t finish it because the refrigerator repair man came calling, it was time for lunch, and then nap. However, I’d still deem it a success because everyone was fighting over the glue.
So the reason I thought of doing a mosaic is because, typically, pizza boxes are greasy. I wanted a way to make something that’d cover the grease. I think we’ll keep working on it here and there until it’s all complete.
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