Yesterday I bought a box to ship some items for work. The kids immediately grabbed the box and started playing with it. That gave me an idea! It was crafts for kids time! We headed out to Staples and bought 10 boxes ($2.99 each), an X-Acto knife, and binder clips. The total cost was right around $45. That was cheaper than most video games.
Crafts for Kids Materials:
- (10) boxes size 20 x 20 x 24 (You can use other sizes. This is just the largest available at our Staples)
- (15) binder clips
- X-Acto knife
- Markers, tape and paint to decorate
Crafts for Kids Directions:
Step 1: The first big step was to layout the maze. We put this box maze in my son’s room. He had a layout already in mind for the maze, so he went to work laying it out.
Step 2: After the maze was laid out, we then used the binder clips and put it all together. That way we knew what the finished maze would look like.
Step 3: Mom then stepped in and used the X-Acto knife to cut holes throughout the maze.
Step 4: After I cut the holes, we then made sure everything was clipped back together and then it was show time! We had to then test out the box maze. After a test run, we did realize we had to cut a few of the holes a little bit bigger. Once we did that, the maze was done.
Step 5: Now is the fun time that the kids can go crazy and decorate with markers, tape or duck tape and even paint.
The whole craft for the kids took about an hour. They are still not done. They keep adding more “finishing touches” to the masterpiece! It seems to be an ongoing project of imagination for them.
Here is a quick video on our process of creating the box maze.
The kids have really enjoyed the box maze. They even took it a step further and put a roof on the maze. It has been several days of good play time without electronics, so mom and dad are super happy!