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Creating with Cardboard (part 2)

Our box of Mr. McGrooovy's rivets arrived in the mail today.  They're ingenious.  We couldn't believe how easy it was to start creating with them.

After I opened the box, my son (7y) wasn't quite sure what to do with them.  We looked at the website with the big creations.  He'd love to build something huge like the examples on the website.  But he thought he'd better start small.

The first thing was to get a couple of pieces of cardboard and just try putting them together to see how it worked.  It was so easy.  I used a hand held punch to make the holes in the cardboard.  It's just a regular paper punch, but it worked fine on the cardboard.  Then I popped the rivets into place.

After he saw me do the first one, my son took over.  As he was playing with the first pieces, he got the idea for making a snake.  This one is about 3 feet (or 1 meter) long.   It took him about 10 minutes and he was able to do it all by himself!

He loves making cardboard creations, but the rivets make it so much easier.  His snake bends and coils almost like a real snake.  He's already thinking up his next creation.  I have a feeling it will be a smaller version of the castle (from the website) or a pyramid.  He was experimenting with both ideas.

Who knows what we'll have at our house tomorrow!

Go back to part one of creating with cardboard.

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Every single day I learned a lot of things from you.

Thanks a lot.


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