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AT-AT August 30, 2012

Filed under: Crazy crafts — The Anonymous Mum @ 11:05 pm
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Being a stay at home mum my anxiety sometimes drives me to do some mad things sometimes.. but
usually creative – this post was made for offbeatmama.com(which I love) but I thought I’d post it here too 🙂

I have a dozen nappies boxes, and decided to pull out 4 of them and get creating

Now I don’t have any pictures of me putting it together, but the Mini Mr decided to destroy it 3 days
later(which was surprising that it took that long)

I used 2 boxes for the body, one full one for the middle, and a split box for the outer bits

I then used a third box to use as legs/the main support for my creation. I folded these like a triangle
to give it the most support and attached them to the body

I then made the other 2 legs to look more like my creation. So that the body and support legs could
still slightly rest on these two legs, ive made them strong enough not to bend. Basically the top and
bottom part of the legs are 3 bits of cardboard taped together (with a circle to sit on the knee and
hip)

And threaded into each other and taped some more for support

I then taped these to the body and used a small cardboard bracket behind them to hold them firm

And finally the head! I made a neck to hold it to the body by just using the corrugated portion of the
cardboard to my advantage by rolling it along the corrugated part, and made a pretty basic head .

And vwallaa!My Star Wars AT-AT attempt, aka imperial walker.. or as my mum calls it ‘the dinosaur’

I’m sure you could make all sorts of animals with these, and it would be an awesome thing to build
with your kids on wet days stuck inside

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Boxes August 26, 2011

Filed under: Crazy crafts — The Anonymous Mum @ 12:38 am
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Boxes are fantastic!

They store things, nice things come in them, and who doesnt remember playing around with a washing machine or fridge box when they were younger?

Lately we’ve been buying boxes of nappies as its ALOT cheaper than small bags worth –  but i’ve been keeping the boxes just incase they would be good for storage or something for our little man to play with. In my mummyinsanity one day I decided to make a car out of one of them….

a couple days later the mummyinsanity arrived again and a train was born!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOTE TO SELF –  Spouts of trains will only remain on train for 1 minute tops!

I showed the huggies guys what I’ve been doing with their boxes.. and they sent me:

A box(and nappies inside).

I now have 2 boxes waiting for mumminsanity to arrive again, my next plan is a plane and a rocket ship!

 

What was your favourite thing to do with a box when you were younger???