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The Cardboard Castle Project 2016!

July 28, 2016



 Crafty Kids were asked to be part of a wonderful recycling project with another Huddersfield company, Fireplace World. They donated some large cardboard boxes and asked us to get creative….so we did!




Hannah Voke, 6 years old was on hand to help me create something magical with the first box. We decided on a cardboard castle. We then got to painting and decided on a lovely grey colour…The results were pretty impressive!




The following day 3 lovely children Max, Izzy and Emma came into Crafty Kids and I asked if they would like to help me with the next box! We decided on a Three Little Pigs themed box. We got stuck into the painting, getting very messy and again the results were fantastic! My personal favourite.


Callum aged 11 years helped me with the final box. We wanted to make something a little different so had a go at a pirate ship! This was far trickier than the other structures and took a little longer but was well worth it. Callum did a fantastic job at painting along with some help from his mum Hannah.



The whole idea behind this project is for both parents and children to get creative this summer and recycle! I think it’s a great idea and I’ve loved being a part of it. The children have enjoyed both making and playing with our creations.

The Huddersfield Examiner heard about the project and came along to get some photographs - we can’t wait to see the write up in the paper.

Hopefully this has inspired you and your little ones to get creative with your recycling. We would love to see any images of your transformed cardboard boxes this summer.  

A massive shout out and thank you to all the children and parents involved. And a big thank you to the guys at Fireplace World for asking us to get involved! We’ve loved it.

Jess x

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