Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Who Needs a Sled.......

Although the ground hog indicated an early spring, those of us around here aren't holding our breath. We still have those lovely white flakes falling from the sky and temperatures that aren't climbing.... Our long winter months necessitate constant creativity and ingenuity when it comes to keeping busy and trying to get outside, even if it is only for a few minutes at a time!

If you have been following along, you will see that we have been very busy playing in our snow! I have a ton of fun activities to share for later winter, but that requires it to warm up enough for our snow to be "sticky." Right now, it is pretty hard to form our snow into much of anything!

So, this week, after inspiration from the Boyscout's cardboard classic, we decided to take the challenge and make our own sleds out of cardboard and tape.

Our little ones weren't into redesigning the cardboard boxes, but instead opted to decorate them with markers.

They decide that we needed to tape up the edges and we put some tape all along the bottoms to make them "slippery like our track feet."

"Look at this one... It's a racecar!"

Then came the test runs!

The boxes were fun, but not as fun as our regular sleds. I bet if you live in an area that unexpectedly received snow, you would absolutely love a cardboard sled! They were relatively easy to make and if we didn't have the "real" deal to compare it with, probably would have kept our little ones entertained for hours!

For more photos of cardboard sleds for the artists and more advanced builders, check this out!

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