Cardboard Fun on Creative Night

Last night we had a Blackett Creative Night. I try to do this once a week, it doesn’t always happen, but I don’t beat myself up if it doesn’t. When it does, it’s really good. I come up with an activity for the whole family to do that is creative. It might be painting, dancing, making music or some fun craft that I found on my interweb searching.

This week, I came across this idea for a Cut Up Cardboard Sculpture. During the day Jude & I got prepared by drawing shapes on cardboard & cutting them out. I chose not to paint the pieces beforehand because I intended to just spray paint the whole thing when it was done. This didn’t happen, I’ll explain why in a moment.

After dinner we cleared the table & laid out all the pieces and started on a base. We cut slits into the shapes & started fitting them together. We built a fun sculpture & everyone enjoyed it.

Things we learned:

  • Just cutting a slit is okay, but actually cutting out a gap (I just cut a long, narrow triangle) works much better.
  • It’s not going to be a long-lasting, secure structure. This is why I decided not to paint it. It’s pretty precarious & falls apart easily.
  • It was a lot of fun!

An easy, fun activity to do as a family.

They're part of the sculpture too!



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