Pendulum Painting: Fun Ideas with Cardboard Boxes

Pendulem Paint a cardboard box Cardboard Boxes – There are so many fun things that my preschoolers and I can do with them!  They among my kids favorite “toys”.  Rachele from Tinkerlab, in honor of her 1-year blogging birthday, is having a round-up of activities you can do with cardboard boxes.  Fun!  We had fun “throwing paint” onto our box with a makeshift pendulum.


How to have fun playing and decorating a  cardboard box?

We used paint, yarn, a clothespin, diaper wipes, a cardboard box and some willing kiddos to help the paint fly.

. decorating cardboard boxes with kids

After tying the yarn to a nail we had hanging on a beam, we squeezed the paint onto a diaper wipe, pulled back and let it fly!  When that got boring we began throwing the wipes.  Could you believe that my two year old left to go play in a different part of the yard?  We were having too much fun for her – that and it was harder for her to reach/pull/throw the paint.   Poor thing.

. Pendulem paint with preschooler and boxes

Many thanks to the other participants in the Cardboard box challenge.  Have fun browsing their submissions:


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About Rachel

An original "Quirky Momma" blogger and "Mommy" to six kids under six, when Rachel is not wiping crayon off the walls or wading through laundry, she can be found exploring and creating with her kiddos. She hopes to be someone who acts justly, loves kindness and walks humbly before God (Micah 6:8).