Me and my boys, we always go with the second option.
You know how an empty box is the simplest yet richest toy you can give your child, right? It's readily available, and its simplicity fuels your child's imagination to no end. That's exactly how my boys look at a box... provided it comes with glue, newspaper, and rolls and rolls of tissue.
Let me present to you our Family Project Weekend Papier Mache Collection: The All Boxed Up Edition! Drum roll please!
|Bowser's Castle is made out of a Zest-O 8-pack juice box, Pringles and Cheetos canisters.|
|Ellie's house of Pixar's UP is made solely out of microwave popcorn boxes.|
|Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory is made out of old cellphone boxes and tissue cardboard rolls.|
|Back to the Future's Clock Tower is made out of a Koko Crunch box and old flashcard boxes.|
|Twilight Zone's Tower of Terror is made out of microwave dinner boxes, a Cherifer box, and a Make-Your-Own-Dino box.|
|This Mayan Temple is made out of old business card boxes and Lego toy boxes.|
|The 20th Century Fox structure is made out of Mixed Nuts canisters, a Panda cookie box, and a Cookie Crisp box.|
Time to look at an old box as something more than a piece of trash, don't you think? It's an art piece, a home made toy. Why, it might just be your next weekend family addiction to look forward to and enjoy.
Now, excuse me while I take this opportunity to hoard. :)