I would really, really like to pretend that this pile of boxes was from ALL of Christmas shopping for our entire family.
But that would be a lie. The truth is, I found a cool idea shortly AFTER Christmas, and saved up these boxes while waiting for our kit to arrive.
Fortunately, I have strapping young men to schlep things around for me.
Even if the "stairs" part didn't go as planned.
Eventually all the boxes ended up in the playroom, and a C shaped fort was made.
The boys quickly got into the idea, and began creating their own fortresses, barricades, and the like.
Including a game of Angry Birds
I wasn't sure this was the sort of thing good moms allowed their kids to do inside the house.
I'm seldom accused of being the greatest mom ever, so we went with it.
Then they got silly.
"Hey Mom! We're boxing!"
"Get it? Boxing? With boxes?"
Forts and fortresses went on for days.
I can't imagine what Luke's parade of therapists must think of our crazy household.
Yes, those are feet sticking out of that large box.
Now the kids are on my side when it comes to having almost-daily deliveries.
Eli's airplane hangar is in the foreground.
Brianna has used our fasteners to hinge together two boxes and add shelves and such for a little fort.
She's even got a window
The boys have a trapdoor.
He's so cute.
They seriously had fun with... boxes for DAYS ON END.
Did I mention that the kit we got came with two cardboard knives?
The kids love them. They are, however, a little noisy.
The hinges allow for walk through doorways.
The back of the knife has a "pokey thing" (that's the technical term) for making holes for the connectors to go through.
Inside Eli's hangar is Eli's airplane.
They even brought pieces up to the school room to mess with while they listened to me read.
We had knights with helmets, shields, etc.
I love the way they worked together.
And the best part is that the connectors and hinges are reusable, so when they wear out the current boxes (several have already gone off to the recycling) they can still continue to create things with new boxes.
The exact set I bought on Educents is no longer available there, but these are the same idea. Now we're saving up lids, hoping to get 4 of the same kind to make WHEELS. Oh, the places we'll go!
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