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30 Aug

Playful Factory Project Launch: Cardboard Forts

Cardboard forts are one of the most innate toys ever... Have you ever seen a kid open a gift with a nice toy inside only later find the kid playing with the box the gift came in instead of the toy. It is because they love to use their imagination and mentally turn the box into whatever toy they want it to be. Many toy designers have taken the basics of a cardboard box and added their little twist to make a wonderful cardboard fort. Some are folded, decorated, cut, glued, etc... The options are limitless. This week you can design your very own cardboard fort. Use the follow cardboard forts as inspiration and start think of what kind of fort you want. Add any research images you might have as a comment or simply let us know which one is your favorite. ^ Rocket and Pod by PaperPod found on PaperPod.co.uk ($60) ^ Castle and Teepee by Calafant found on FunToyMall.com ($30) ^ Polyhedral House by Nume found on KidsModern.com ^ YooDo by Offi found on Offi.com Polyhedral House by Nume found on Nume-Design.it ^ Villa Julia by Javier Mariscal found on BabyGeared.com ($350) ^ Whimsical Cottage and Country Barn by Joes Toy Box on Etsy.com ($60)

  1. Mama Smith
    August 30th, 2010 at 15:37 | #1

    My favorites have to be the cardboard boxes you kids turned into cars. You designed, created and sat in them while watching movies – an indoor drive-in movie theater! Can they count as forts? I remember one cute boy falling asleep in his car, which should qualify it as a fort.

  • kylee
    August 30th, 2010 at 15:33 | #2

    I love cardboard forts! My parents made me an awesome castle one once for Christmas, no idea how they kept that hidden! We made one out of an oven box and a refrigerator box when we were living in a very tight temporary space so our daughter would have a place of her own. These of course are far cooler 🙂

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