How to make a crafted cardboard television

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How to make a crafted cardboard television
Kids' imaginations will soar with a cardboard television craft. (cardboard box image by MAXFX from

If you have kids, a rainy day spent stuck inside the house can quickly lead to boredom. Instead of sitting them in front of the real television for the entire day, create a craft with them that exercises their brains and allows them to express their creativity: a cardboard television. Have them help you craft the television and they can use the finished project as a prop for some dramatic play.

Things you need

  • Sturdy medium to large-sized cardboard box
  • Cardboard jewellery box lid
  • Knife
  • Paint or markers
  • Tape

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  1. 1

    Use a marker to draw a square or rectangle on the cardboard box. The square or rectangle should be drawn on the side of the box that is opposite the opening.

  2. 2

    Cut out the square or rectangle with a knife. The opening left in the box will become the screen for the television.

  3. 3

    Use markers, paint or both to decorate the television. The box can be decorated any way that you like. If using paint, set it aside to dry when you are finished decorating it.

  4. 4

    Create a remote control for the television. Use a marker to draw numbers on the back of a cardboard jewellery box lid. You can also add up and down buttons and volume controls to make the controller more realistic.

  5. 5

    Set the cardboard television on its side. Kids can crawl inside it and put on a performance for the entire family.

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