DIY Cardboard Trees
After the wave of Christmas passed and the tower of cardboard boxes reached its peak in our mudroom, this morning's snow presented an opportunity to get creative and reuse some of the discarded packaging and boxes from our presents. I love using materials we already have in our house, and after a quick Google search I found a really cute activity I knew Parker would enjoy here.
We started by reading an adorable board book by Salina Yoon about a Penguin who makes friends with a pinecone, who eventually grows to be a tree. Its a cute friendship story that was a great segue to make our cardboard trees.
The finished product! You can get as creative as you want - if you google "Cardboard Trees" you can see some really beautiful examples of people that use X-acto knives and make intricate designs. Feel free to get fun with different colors, shapes and sizes. This project took us only a 1/2 hour but was well worth it. Have fun!