The Children’s Museum of Atlanta

Five things to do with a cardboard box

When your child opens a present, sometimes they are more excited about the box than the stuff inside. Dig out those old boxes and turn them into a new play toy. After crafting, take your child to The Children’s Museum of Atlanta’s Outside the Box exhibit for even more inspiration.

1. Cardboard Guitars

Source: http://www.makeit-loveit.com/2011/03/mister-make-it-and-love-it-series.html

2. Ball Maze

Source: http://www.ahappywanderer.com/2011/08/ball-maze.html

3. Pirate ship

Source: www.buzzfeed.com

4. Town for Lego toys

Source: http://picklebums.com/2012/01/19/what-to-do-with-a-big-box-make-a-town/

5. Elevator

Source: http://www.repeatcrafterme.com/2012/08/cardboard-box-elevator-with-push-buttons.html


More about Outside the Box
The feature exhibit, Outside the Box, at The Children’s Museum of Atlanta taps into the imaginative minds of children to encourage “outside of the box” thought, innovation and exploration. Through engaging props, activities and lots of interactive fun, children can discover the building blocks of math, engineering and technology. Feature activities and programming during Outside the Box will change monthly, as each month highlights a new exhibit theme. July’s Outside the Box theme is “Go, Go, Go Boxes.” Programming during this month is all about transportation and movement because families are on the move with summer vacations. Children can rev up their imaginative engines and explore various crafts and activities. Visit the Museum in August and learn all about “Box Masters,” and create your own art masterpieces with boxes!

 

If You Go

Outside the Box
The Children’s Museum of Atlanta. 275 Centennial Olympic Park Dr., Atlanta
404-659-5437; childrensmuseumatlanta.org
Hours: Through Dec. 31. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Cost: $12.75; younger than 1, free.

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