Not Martha

what to do if your kids are more interested in the box the toy came in

I posted this over at Readymade but I like it a lot so I’m going to post it here too. Mr. McGroovy’s Box Rivets allow you to construct sturdy play structures from large appliance boxes and he offers really great plans for castles, fire engines, trains, a princess carriage and even Santa’s sleigh. Take a look at these examples sent in by happy customers and tell me your inner third grader isn’t jealous you didn’t have that. Found via Cool Tools.

· comments [6] · 12-13-2006 · categories:things I think are neat ·

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  • 1 Amy // Dec 13, 2006 at 8:37 am

    WOW!!! I want to make that castle now, for myself!

  • 2 susan // Dec 13, 2006 at 2:35 pm

    Wow, my inner eight year old loves it. How cool!

  • 3 Kell // Dec 13, 2006 at 2:48 pm

    So great! Reminds me of this:

    But I think there Remo version is meant to be eventually destroyed.

  • 4 Lynn // Dec 14, 2006 at 7:30 am

    FYI: the MoMA Store sells the cardboard rocket ship from the I had a cardboard rocket ship and house as a child. The rocket ship was the result of a Proctor and Gamble UPC promotion.

  • 5 wendy // Dec 14, 2006 at 2:12 pm

    My stepdad made these for us when I was a kid. One stepsister had a castle, and instead of a door it had a drawbridge, with plant-hanging chains in black plastic to open and close it. Very cool! Mine was a little house with a dutch door. We loved those things!

  • 6 Vivid Dawn // Oct 6, 2010 at 11:50 am

    I’m gonna try to make this, for my cats! Still trying to figure out a multi-level one, though… I’ll find something eventually.

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