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(WLBZ2 Bangor)   Preschool teacher may have discovered the latest fad for toys this holiday season. Empty cardboard boxes   (wlbz2.com) divider line 30
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2012-11-20 12:32:08 PM  
crazyartideas.com
Box cat is not amused.
 
2012-11-20 12:32:49 PM  
Scientific Progress Goes "Boink"??
 
2012-11-20 12:35:01 PM  
Good training for their futures:

www.adventuresinpoortaste.com
 
2012-11-20 12:35:37 PM  
riteshjsr.files.wordpress.com

Approves.

/cardboard box was an absolutely amazing toy as a child...limits were your imagination
 
2012-11-20 12:35:44 PM  
Well, then. My shopping is done.
 
2012-11-20 12:37:34 PM  
I noticed when my kids were toddlers that they loved playing with the box the toys came in as much as or more than the toy itself.

I frequently brought boxes home from work for them to play with and they fought over them.
 
2012-11-20 12:43:18 PM  
Obvious tag is perfect.
Every big shipment we get from Amazon (about once a month), I take the box, put it on the livingroom floor, throw some crayons into the mix, and there's a few days worth of entertainment for the kids. Until one of them tried to climb on top of it. But when you get to that point, time's up anyways.
 
2012-11-20 12:43:22 PM  

Frankenstorm: Well, then. My shopping is done.


Do you have any cost of item : size of box formulas to maximize your return?
 
2012-11-20 12:43:58 PM  
simple is usually best

/preschool kids want to have fun and a carboard box can be a lot of fun
 
2012-11-20 12:46:29 PM  

robbiex0r: Frankenstorm: Well, then. My shopping is done.

Do you have any cost of item : size of box formulas to maximize your return?


I think you have to factor in number of children and size of child/children. But you can get 5 moving boxes from Home Depot for about $15-$20. I'm a cheapskate, and I find it pays off to be friendly with the folks in your shipping/receiving department.
 
2012-11-20 12:50:31 PM  
Though to set aside my cynicism, this is really no surprise to me. All it takes is a cardboard box or one of these to amuse my cats:

packagerepublic.com

I'm not surprised it's not much different for children.

/played with boxes as a kid too
//living room fort wars!
 
2012-11-20 12:54:07 PM  
Kids' toys? Heck, you get a box big enough and put most adults alone in the room, they are going to get into it pretend it's a racecar or a rocket. (Of course, once someone else comes in, they are going to act like it's just a piece of junk box. But we all know the truth.)

/kids have all the fun.
 
2012-11-20 12:54:32 PM  

imtheonlylp: [crazyartideas.com image 800x600]
Box cat is not amused.


Heh, was coming to post a Maru picture "approved" as well.
 
2012-11-20 12:55:28 PM  
The cardboard box was inducted into the Toy Hall of Fame in 2005, three years before the Stick.

Surprisingly, "baby's own poop" is still awaiting recognition.
 
2012-11-20 12:58:59 PM  
Yeah, when the neighbours got a new fridge, we begged the box from the delivery guys. Right now it's been a princess palace and a monster cave, but I expect it'll have several more incarnations.
 
2012-11-20 12:59:35 PM  
A cardboard box is the ultimate transformer. Hell, it can be a transformer.

/Just don't forget cardboard tubes.
//Pirate ship needs a mast
///Pirates need swords
 
2012-11-20 01:00:18 PM  

Agent Smiths Laugh: Though to set aside my cynicism, this is really no surprise to me. All it takes is a cardboard box or one of these to amuse my cats:

[packagerepublic.com image 240x224]

I'm not surprised it's not much different for children.

/played with boxes as a kid too
//living room fort wars!


Plastic milk jug ring saves you hundreds of dollars a year on the purchase of toys you think are cute, but your cat will sniff and more or less tell you through non-verbal communication that your junk is weak sauce and GTFO.

/though of course catnip laced mouse usually gets their attention...catnip laced anything really
 
2012-11-20 01:04:28 PM  
profile.ak.fbcdn.net
 
2012-11-20 01:17:41 PM  
I am going to go home and play with the box the kids came in.
 
2012-11-20 01:28:16 PM  
Old appliance boxes were the best you could turn them into anything!
 
2012-11-20 01:37:54 PM  

Nana's Vibrator: robbiex0r: Frankenstorm: Well, then. My shopping is done.

Do you have any cost of item : size of box formulas to maximize your return?

I think you have to factor in number of children and size of child/children. But you can get 5 moving boxes from Home Depot for about $15-$20. I'm a cheapskate, and I find it pays off to be friendly with the folks in your shipping/receiving department.


ain't nothin like a new refrigerator box though!
 
2012-11-20 01:46:16 PM  
I remember when I got a great toy chest for Christmas. I spent days playing submarine in it. Wotta a let down when it was taken to my room and filled with, toys .
 
2012-11-20 02:11:43 PM  
My dog + my nephew + large box (w/ 2 'doors' & 2 'windows' cut in) = endless chase scene.

/should've taken pics/vid... sigh
 
2012-11-20 03:15:34 PM  
Newsflash parents: Your kid doesn't care if you got the "must have" gift of the season. Why? Because the media made it the "must have", not your kid.

All your kid wants is your presence, not your presents. Get him what you can and they'll be happy.
 
2012-11-20 03:55:29 PM  
Looks like he also supplied several of these
 
2012-11-20 04:10:40 PM  

shortymac: Newsflash parents: Your kid doesn't care if you got the "must have" gift of the season. Why? Because the media made it the "must have", not your kid.

All your kid wants is your presence, not your presents. Get him what you can and they'll be happy.


It's kind of late for this thread, but not too late to earn my vote for "funny"
 
2012-11-21 03:23:46 AM  
I loved playing with cardboard boxes as a child. Especially ones big enough to fit inside of.
 
2012-11-21 10:54:51 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: three years before the Stick.


What a slow moving Stik may look like

i630.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-22 12:41:27 AM  
Yeah, but then your 7 year old son will then put the toddler in a box and try to get him to sled down a flight of stairs. True story, it happened to my younger brother once.
 
2012-11-22 02:25:44 AM  
Hey WeenerGord, my Finns love the stik-carrying snail too :D
 
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