Two quick reminders:
- Big boxes, particularly those you get from Amazon, can quickly be converted into race cars (see photo below for proof!).
- Amazon Prime Day is July 11th! If you have no idea what that means, go to Amazon and see what kind of deals you can find 🙂
The corporate thinking behind the “Amazon race car box” isn’t just cute…it’s also a subtle reminder to do one simple thing: reuse your boxes! If you don’t turn it into a makeshift race car for your kid(s), there are probably 100 other things you can do with it. If you’re into arts and crafts, make that 1,000! The sturdy, corrugated cardboard that Amazon typically uses for shipping products could have a very long life if given the chance. Here are a few ideas to get your creative juices flowing:
Parents: Your Amazon race car box could be many different things unrelated to racing or cars. With a little imagination, it could become a dollhouse, a robot, a sword and shield, superhero armor for Halloween, a school book organizer, a treasure chest, kid-sized furniture, a video game caddy, stick puppets, or [insert clever idea here].
Teachers: Turn your plain old Amazon box into a prize box for your students! Or a ballot box for student council elections. Or cut it into decorative elements for your classroom. Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentine’s Day…there are tons of opportunities to use your box to promote democracy and/or brighten your classroom.
Animal lovers: Throw in a little padding and your box could be a new dog or cat bed. Or cut some holes in it for your furry little friend to have fun with. Give it a try!
College students: Turn your Amazon race car box into a lap desk, a recycling bin, a waste basket, or whatever other household thingy you can’t afford!
Artists: You might find some inspiration in Lori Zimmer’s book, The Art of Cardboard: Big Ideas for Creativity, Collaboration, Storytelling, and Reuse.
And if you truly just want to get rid of your Amazon race car box, please recycle it!
Thanks, and enjoy Prime Day.