We home school. Our school year usually runs from mid-August, early-September to the beginning of May. We have a nice long Summer vacation. It is great!!!! At times though, the kids get bored. We can't always walk to the park or take a trip to the library or have people over to play. I am busy trying to get the house in order so I can't always stop and play. So, it is my job to come up with stuff to keep them busy during those, "I have nothing to do..." days.
Enter: Cardboard boxes. I had been saving (much to my husband's chagrin) different sized carbboard boxes from Aldi and BJ's for one of those "I don't have anything to do..." days. We finally had a day when we were home and it wasn't raining, so I sent the kids outside to make a cardboard box creation.
Here is what they came up with: