Motherhood, Art, Creative Play, and Finding Joy in Everyday Life

Fun With Cardboard


Yesterday morning, Simon and I had some fun with cardboard. I got out all the crayons, and cut open a cereal box for us to color on.

Simon preferred taking the crayons out, and putting them back in the box to coloring, so while he did his sorting I drew and cut out some cardboard versions of myself, Simon, and Daddy.

At one point, Simon pointed at the cardboard and said “Nake! Sssssss!” (which is his word and sound effect for snake) so I obliged him by making a cardboard snake too. He loved the snake, and quite quickly a game evolved in which Mumma, Daddy, and Simon puppet would each get chased away in turn by the snake, and Simon would crack up with giggles.

I also got out the “Tickle Guy”, which is a cardboard puppet I made from a Newman’s Own pizza box a few months ago. He has two holes for you to stick your fingers through to make walking legs. We call him the “Tickle Guy”, because we always end up chasing Simon with him and making him tickle Simon’s neck. This game, too, is very funny to my toddler.

I do have to wonder what Paul Newman might think of his puppet self.


Author: thismummaslife

I am a Mumma, Wife and part-time Assistant Children's Librarian. I want this blog to be a collection of moments from daily life that may inspire or be relatable. Please feel free to leave me comments, thoughts, feedback or stories from your own life.

7 thoughts on “Fun With Cardboard

  1. Very creative fun for our little guy. I think Paul Newman would be quite amused and like his puppet self!

  2. Great project idea!!!

  3. I have a cereal box ON my counter EMPTY, and we decided yesterday that we would use it for a craft. Thanks for the great ideas!

  4. How fun. Your paper cut-outs made me think of the times my husband had done the same with our kids. They create characters and then use them to act out an entire story. It’s a lot of fun to watch.

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