Kids Play: Outside the Box. Inside the Box
By Audrey van Petegem, Contributing Editor
Why do kids find big cardboard boxes so interesting? I remember loving to play with the large appliance boxes as a child. I made curtains for my cardboard home. These simple toys bring out the best in a child’s imagination.
Thankfully, no kids needs to wait for the refrigerator to break down anymore! CardboarDesign.com has brought box design to a whole new level of cools toys and furniture. They have something for every child’s imagination: from rocket ships to lemonade/advice stands to playhouses. All are easy to assemble, use no glue or screws, and are sturdy enough for lots of fun play. They also are easy to pack away in a flat storage box when not in use.
For the big kids (and big kids at heart) check out their cardboard furniture line; from table and chairs to shelves and room dividers. Talk about conversation pieces. The furniture is made by using double and triple wall fluted recycled cardboard. This means that the cardboard can withstand immense force (strength, weight and durability).
How much fun would a play room be when you tell your children that they CAN write on the furniture! Take a marker or a can of paint and have at it! And, how about the artistic teenager who wants to personalize his/her room with custom colored or collaged furniture. And, how easy would it be to pack up their room when they head for college?
Cardboarddesign is a company that is a friend to the earth. They feel strongly about saving our forests and feel that everyone has the power to do this: every time we purchase something that has been recycled, we are making a difference. In addition to saving precious raw resources, less goes into landfills. For every 1 ton of scrap paper we recycle we save 17 trees, 4200 kilowatt hours of electricity, 7000 gallons of water and 3 cubic yards of landfill space. So, when the kids have out grown their “box” or the furniture has no further use, it’s all easily recyclable. No more ripped, dirty and worn out couches on the side of the road with a “free” sign taped on it.
Check out their complete product lines at cardboardesign.com. At the moment, only a few items are available for sale on their site, so please check back for more product later. Other items, such as the playhouse, teepee and lemonade stand are available on Amazon.