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You know those apple cartons from Costco? I have always thought they have a cool design and wanted to do something with them. I decided to let my kids help direct what to do with it. My littlest one was thrilled to have the chance to play with it and had some great ideas! This is a fun and creative way to recycle some of your trash.
Fun Things to Do with an Apple Carton
The first thing they wanted to do with the apple carton was to fill it up with beads. Once it was full, we closed it and made it into a giant noisemaking shaker. This was lots of fun for him, as you can see!
Net, we got out our colored counting animals and played with them a few ways in the apple carton. They sorted by colors, and also made patterns with them.
My son really wanted to use the apple carton with his play dough, so that was the next fun project. He used the apple carton as a mold for the play dough and pressed it into the different sections.
This last one was his favorite, and entirely his idea. He wanted to smash the carton with is toy hammer. (Such a boy thing, right?!)
I had one other idea, but the carton was smashed before we were able to get to it… 😉 I thought it would be fun to do prints with the apple carton by painting it and pressing a paper onto it- like bubble wrap printing.
This was such a simple thing, but it gave my little guy lots of pleasure!