Cardboard box space ship

I ordered some bottles for a kitchen project I am working on.  When the box came in the mail James could not contain his excitement.  As the UPS man walked up the path with the delivery James was jumping up and down asking if he could have the box.

After I had taken everything out of the box, James sat in it. He then asked, "Should I make it an elevator or a spaceship?" I was wanting to work on my kitchen project so I said I don't care, just try to do it all on your own.

I save all my recycled artsy type items in a box under the kids bed. I pulled it out and said anything was ok to use.
His imagination went to town.  I ended up having to help with a glue gun since he is scared to death of glue guns.  Then my older daughter got home from school and she helped even more.

counting "buttons" to get the amount he wanted

He needed air conditioning so I made him a fan.  Then he had to think about it to figure out how to make it work.

Lots of work and fun and we had a super duper space ship with buttons, air conditioning, a lookout hole, a seatbelt and fuel tanks!
buttons made from egg cartons
Look out telescope made from paper towel roll
air conditioning via handmade fan
square boxes make up fuel tanks dots made with a bingo marker (one of our favorite new dollar store finds)
blue crepe paper make a seatbelt.

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  1. fun- my monkeys love making cardboard spaceships as well- they also use the egg carton bumps as buttons.

  2. that looks like such fun! what creative darlings you have. i the little painted buttons are so fun! love that little white desk and your floor too! andiejaye @ crayonfreckles

  3. Wow, they did am awesome job! I can't wait till my kids are old enough to create something like this.

  4. So cute! I love seeing the process, and I love that everyone was in on it. Family fun time! {Cute!}

  5. Ahhh, cardboard boxes - where would we be without them!

  6. you seriously look like the most fun mom ever! haha. love it. my sophia loves cardboard boxes too..ever since he birthday when i made sweetopia village out of them! she pretends like any box is a boat or a bath tub. she would love a rocket ship! how cool!

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