Keeping Toddlers Occupied

I am not claiming to be the brilliant person who came up with the genius idea for using a cardboard box as a toy.  Until recently, I had never seen or thought of the idea of giving my kid crayons for coloring inside of a box. Crayons and boxes are two of my son’s favorite things. So combining them together worked like magic. This is such a great way for keeping toddlers occupied.

Step one:
I let my toddler climb into a large, ordinary, cardboard box. (I am not sure why it looks like he doesn’t have feet in this picture, but he does. Two of them.)

box1

 Step two:
He was given a few crayons.

box2

Step three:
I sat back, relaxed, and enjoyed my free time.

As expected, he just had the best time playing in there.

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To keep the fun alive, the sides were reinforcement with duct tape.

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Crayons in a box is such a simple idea. I just wish I would have found this idea sooner.

If you had a box large enough, do you think adults could have this much fun?

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