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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Get Creative With Cardboard Boxes

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  1. Hi Annie, Thanks so much for linking up with Fun for Kids Friday. I featured your train on 'Fun for Kids Finds' today.
    Have a great week!

  2. thanks! great post:

  3. I just love this train! I am so going to try it! Do you have any tips or suggestions? I got a lot of boxes but yours seems to be two large boxes for the main carts. How did you do it? Paper Mache? Please help ;) Thanks!

  4. Go for it! :)

    I used 4 refrigerator boxes (2 for the engine and 2 for the passenger car).

    I joined the pieces with paper tape. You can find paper tape at Dick Blick- it's the best because it's thin and you can paint it. If you've never used it before all you have to do is cut it to the length you need, wet it (the back of the tape is like old fashioned stamps) and stick it. Then you let it dry for a little bit. It's really strong and does not come apart unless you don't let it dry all the way.

    I used latex house paint. I thought about spray paint but that gets really expensive because of the size. I thought regular paint was going to be too wet and make the cardboard wrinkle and get all wavy, but it didn't- i used the cheapest stuff I could find at Home Depot.

  5. Hi annie,

    Love your train. :)

    Can you send me the instructions on how to make this great train?

    You can send it to

    Thanks a lot.


  6. Specific instructions please!!

  7. Hello can u send me the directions please Love the train

  8. Hi!! Love this...can you send me specific instructions?

  9. will love to make it for a church activity can i plz have the instruction at thank u

  10. Hello can u send me the directions please Love the train :

  11. hi, I just love this and want to do this for my sons 3rd birthday, any chance you could forward specific instructions to

    Thanks Felicity