I’m really excited to share our DIY cardboard construction set that you can make for your kids to play with! You’re going to love this idea. It’s so simple to make and it won’t cost you anything other than some spare time.failed slotted cards construction set. And these are our latest succesful version of those cards and we love them !!
After my last attempt, I made some research on the web and found these discs made by Joel, which looked really promising. So, my first attempt was to make circles and also reduce the size. Our failed cards were 4". I cut out 2.5" circles and cut little slits in them. These very really sturdy and fun to play with. And as you can see in the picture this is cut off of a krispykreme doughnut box and the back was colored with markers by putti months ago :)
Next I tried smaller squares from an old box lying around. Actually this was used to do some marble roll painting sometime ago, hence the paint marks on it. This card was as thick as the frosted mini wheats cereal box.
The other cereal box I tried was Post Honey Bunches of Oats with Almonds but that ended up being wobbly too. And then next tried triangles from the same marble rolled box.
And finally tried cutting some cards from corrugated box, this was cut from cici pizzas box top. I had to cut the slits slightly wider for the thicker cards to fit..
So now we went onto make some more colorful cards. Started with circles and colored them with markers...
And then to my luck I found this red box from JCPenny think it was shirt box or something. This was the same thickness as our mini wheats cereal box. And also since one side was bright red, we just had to color/ paint the other side, yay saves time!!
And these are some of the structures putti has built...
- You can try the slotted discs made by Joel, they have a printable for you to try out too (I did not use because I dont have a color printer) and maybe you can laminate them too.
- You can just cut circles out of the thicker box and having a 2" craft punch might help.
- You may or may not color/paint the cards, kids really dont mind the cereal box prints :)
- These make great toys to pack for travel and they take so less space!! Just put them in a ziplock and you are ready :)
- Have a look at these cards made by Melissa and her daughter at The chocolate muffin tree.
- For the easiest option you may buy these similar toys (please read the reviews before you buy some are not very encouraging). And also please note we have not used/play with any of these toys just sharing what I found while searching the web.
Constructibles Laminated card shapes
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