OR . . .
Place your cape in the tub . . .
Close the lid . . .
Set the dials . . .
Wait . . .
Admire your super clean cape . . .
The other day I was browsing through Pinterest and my son noticed this cardboard washing machine I had pinned. He thought that looked pretty cool and asked if we could make it. Occasionally over the next few weeks he brought it up again and again until I finally realized he was serious about wanting to make this washing machine. So we headed down to the basement and found a box. We worked on our machine over the next two weeks, a little here, a little there. Cutting cardboard and paper, taping, cutting out dials, coloring and gluing. It was fun. A special project for just the two of us. And then we were done. . . . And the washing machine sat. . . . Apparently little boys don't really like to pretend to sit and do laundry all day. We did have fun working together but the next time we have a box to spare we'll use it for something like a race car or a rocket ship. I think we'll get a lot more use out of something like that.
What kinds of things have you created out of a box with your kids?