I really wish Mr. McGroovy was my fifth grade teacher (no offense Mrs. Morel.) Mr. McGroovy is a former elementary school teacher with a mission "to do what I love, play to my strengths, and spread joy to others."
Mr. McGroovy spreads that joy on his groovy Squidoo website: How to Build a Cardboard Castle. We’re talkin’ full-fledged plans, ideas on where to find boxes, decorating tips, and the skinny on box rivets. The only thing missing is a step-by-step guide to digging your own moat.
I think a little placard about Mr. McGroovy should be installed as part of the cardboard box exhibit in the National Toy Hall of Fame.
[tags]cardboard castles, squidoo, cardboard box, National Toy Hall of Fame[/tags]
I do this every year! Not always a castle…sometimes a train, a cottage….I’ve done quite a few now. Don’t worry…I don’t set them up in my living room and pretend I’m king of the house or anything. My wife is a preschool teacher, and the cardboard playhouses have become so popular there that I really don’t a choice anymore but to make one every year. The poor things take a good beating in a year’s time though…thats why I have to make a new one each year!
When my wife Kim first started teaching, she found a big refrigerator box and she and a friend covered it with black and white paper, cut some windows into it, and — voila! — a skunk house! She added some pillows and an army of stuffed skunks, and it became the ideal spot for the kindergartners to read books during playtime.
do you have any more castles i can see