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Week 5 Tip

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Week 4 Tip

Turn a large cereal box into a personalised magazine holder.

  • Get your large cereal box or any box which is tall.

  • Cut the top of the box to make a slope opening.

  • Cut out pictures or use stamps stickers etc to decorate your box

  • You could even use some pieces of wallpaper.

  • Cover the top edges to give your box a neat finish.

Personalised Cardboard Magazine Holder


Making A Picture Frame From Cardboard.

  • First you need a cardboard box, preferably a strong box using double wall board.

  • Cut out two pieces of cardboard exatly the same size, one for the frame and one for the backing.
  • Taking one of the pieces of card cut out a window which will become your frame.
  • Decorate your frame to your own taste, or let your children decorate their own frames.
  • Put your picture in the frame and glue the sides, leaving one opening unglued so you can change pictures.

You now have a completed cardboard picture frame.


A cardboard tube can make a great extension lead tidy.

  • Take a cardboard tube, you can find one from the inside of a kitchen roll or wrapping paper roll for example.

  • Fold you cable up and place it within the tube as illustrated.

  • This will ensure the cable does not spring open or gets tangled up with other cables.

  • You will now always have a cable to hand and ready to use.


A colorful cereal box can make a great jigsaw puzzle for your children and can be made to suit your childs age and ability.

  • You will need a empty cereal box and some scissors

  • Cut out the front panel from your empty cereal box.

  • Take your front panel and cut into interlocking shapes.

  • Making the size of the pieces and difficulty appropriate for the child who is putting the puzzle together.

  • Fun easy and inexpensive.

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