We are taking a break from the regular Foam Program to
bring you another Cardboard Is Supreme advert. Emily
thought it would be a good idea to make a cardboard TV
this week. Her original idea was fascinating - it included
a built-in VCR and DVD player with slots for inserting
cardboard DVDs and videocassettes. It intrigued me,
but we made the simple TV first (we may never get
round to doing the slots for cartridges)
with a remote control. The remote control was very important.
Emily put on foam sticker buttons, drew more buttons and
correctly positioned the infra-red thingy in the front.
The TV is essentially a box with a big window cut out
in front, and a little walled-space about 1/2" deep
behind it, to slot TV programs in.
I like this project for many reasons, one of which is its
simplicity. But my favorite part is how it is secretly a way
to display the kids' art and have them talk about it
to unsuspecting captive guests.
The girls got white paper and markers and drew their own
TV show. Jenna had some help with outlines to color in.
them easy to slot in and take out. We put pictures on
both sides of the cardboard.
Emily's story was all about a princess fairy with blue wings
but later she decided she wanted to be the star of
I love how Jenna proudly put in her Maisy TV show
and told a story, then sang the Maisy theme song
(with the little yelp at the end of phrases) while
swinging her leg in time.
Oh I love being a mom of small children!