Thrifty Living: Box Tunnel

13 Sep

I know I’m  not alone when I say that I have fond memories of playing with cardboard boxes. Hours of fun, actually. Before WalMart came to our small town my Uncle owned a small Magnavox store, and every so often my Dad would come home with a giant television box after a visiting the store. You would have thought my Dad brought us home a pony with how enthusiastically we greeted him.

If you remember we got new wonderful carpet a few months ago, and while I was at home packing and watching Isobel  we had a little fun by constructing a tunnel out of extra boxes.

"Hi, Mom!"

These boxes were a really thrifty find for us because we got them free from Borders. My husband worked there for years so we had a hookup. Ugh. This was before we got our wonderful carpet. I forgot how non-wonderful the old carpet was. Isobel didn’t care, though. She was too busy pretending our wireless mouse was a car and driving it through the tunnel.

All we did was unfold the boxes and wedge them in between the couch and the coffee table–no tape necessary. Later when my friend’s family moved her son learned that boxes on the floor make a great surface for dancing, proving that they are as multipurpose as they are thrifty.

4 Responses to “Thrifty Living: Box Tunnel”

  1. Crys September 13, 2011 at 11:05 am #

    I need to try this! When my sister and I were kids my dad made us a house out of a fridge box. We LOVED it.

    • LittleBig September 13, 2011 at 2:48 pm #

      We loved to draw all over ours. Lots of buttons and “windows” and stuff. Then we’d roll around in it on the lawn. Good times.

  2. Missy (@geceosan) September 13, 2011 at 3:55 pm #

    my dad worked for a furniture store for a while. we’d have refrigerator boxes that we turned into buses and starships, oven boxes that became cars and vans…it was an imagination’s adventure. we had so much fun #simplepleasures

  3. Cameron September 13, 2011 at 5:06 pm #

    Every time I see a huge fridge or washer or dryer box sitting out on a neighbor’s curb I think how much fun little kids would have with it and hope a parent will pick it up before the garbage comes!

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