Got a Shoe Box lid? Then you can easily make a fun Game for your kids! This Cardboard Wreath Game is an interesting Activity to keep the kids entertained during the Christmas holidays. This game is perfect for kids of all ages!
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DIY Cardboard Wreath game
Cardboard is one of our favourite materials to do DIY toys for kids as it lasts long, is inexpensive and easy to work with. I recently made this wreath game for my daughter. It is basically a shoebox lid which I turned into a simple game.
The goal of the game is to put all the marbles in the holes. This is inspired by a toy in the image below. But, I do not know exactly the name of this toy.
This game is great for kids to develop various skills like fine motor, Hand-eye coordination, concentration, and focus.
This is an interesting pastime for adults as well. I tested it 5 times and took between 40 seconds to 90 seconds to complete it.
Read on to see pictures & directions on how to make the cardboard Wreath Game!
- Shoebox lid
- Green and red colour pens
- Popsicle sticks
- Hot glue gun
How to Make a Cardboard wreath game
First, draw two concentric circles on the shoebox and fill the space with green to make a wreath. I just dabbed with my daughter’s dot markers. Such an easy & satisfying task! Of course, you can choose any medium to colour it.
Next, we have to punch holes. This is an easy task with the right tools. otherwise, it can be difficult to make Flawless circular holes.
First, Make a small insert with a cutter and then expand the hole with a pencil or pen. Twist the pen as you insert. This gives you a uniform and Perfect circular hole.
Make sure the hole is less than the size of a marble and good enough to hold the marble in place. When the holes are ready, we will be adding some barriers to make the task challenging. You can skip this Step for small kids.
Use a hot glue gun to stick the side of the popsicle sticks on the cardboard base. Once it is done the game is ready.
Watch our toy in action.
The one I have designed will be quite challenging for small kids. If you are introducing this to your toddler, I suggest you try a simple one like the one below. I made it when my child was 2 years old.
Check out some more game ideas made using a Shoebox lid
Also, check out our DIY twig wreath
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Looking for more Christmas ideas? you might also like our Christmas nativity set – A digital downloadable printable that you can easily turn into a nativity scene.