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   Preschool teacher may have discovered the latest fad for toys this holiday season. Empty cardboard boxes

20 Nov 2012 12:30 PM   |   2738 clicks   |   WLBZ2 Bangor
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imtheonlylp     
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Box cat is not amused.

20 Nov 2012 12:32 PM
strangeguitar    [TotalFark]  
Scientific Progress Goes "Boink"??

20 Nov 2012 12:32 PM
Agent Smiths Laugh     
Good training for their futures:

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20 Nov 2012 12:35 PM
hdhale     
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Approves.

/cardboard box was an absolutely amazing toy as a child...limits were your imagination

20 Nov 2012 12:35 PM
Frankenstorm     
Well, then. My shopping is done.

20 Nov 2012 12:35 PM
LittleSmitty     
I noticed when my kids were toddlers that they loved playing with the box the toys came in as much as or more than the toy itself.

I frequently brought boxes home from work for them to play with and they fought over them.

20 Nov 2012 12:37 PM
Nana's Vibrator    [TotalFark]  
Obvious tag is perfect.
Every big shipment we get from Amazon (about once a month), I take the box, put it on the livingroom floor, throw some crayons into the mix, and there's a few days worth of entertainment for the kids. Until one of them tried to climb on top of it. But when you get to that point, time's up anyways.

20 Nov 2012 12:43 PM
robbiex0r     

Frankenstorm: Well, then. My shopping is done.


Do you have any cost of item : size of box formulas to maximize your return?

20 Nov 2012 12:43 PM
AlgaeRancher     
simple is usually best

/preschool kids want to have fun and a carboard box can be a lot of fun

20 Nov 2012 12:43 PM
Nana's Vibrator    [TotalFark]  

robbiex0r: Frankenstorm: Well, then. My shopping is done.

Do you have any cost of item : size of box formulas to maximize your return?


I think you have to factor in number of children and size of child/children. But you can get 5 moving boxes from Home Depot for about $15-$20. I'm a cheapskate, and I find it pays off to be friendly with the folks in your shipping/receiving department.

20 Nov 2012 12:46 PM
Agent Smiths Laugh     
Though to set aside my cynicism, this is really no surprise to me. All it takes is a cardboard box or one of these to amuse my cats:

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I'm not surprised it's not much different for children.

/played with boxes as a kid too
//living room fort wars!

20 Nov 2012 12:50 PM
mekki     
Kids' toys? Heck, you get a box big enough and put most adults alone in the room, they are going to get into it pretend it's a racecar or a rocket. (Of course, once someone else comes in, they are going to act like it's just a piece of junk box. But we all know the truth.)

/kids have all the fun.

20 Nov 2012 12:54 PM
Satanic_Hamster     

imtheonlylp: [crazyartideas.com image 800x600]
Box cat is not amused.


Heh, was coming to post a Maru picture "approved" as well.

20 Nov 2012 12:54 PM
BarkingUnicorn     
The cardboard box was inducted into the Toy Hall of Fame in 2005, three years before the Stick.

Surprisingly, "baby's own poop" is still awaiting recognition.

20 Nov 2012 12:55 PM
God Is My Co-Pirate     
Yeah, when the neighbours got a new fridge, we begged the box from the delivery guys. Right now it's been a princess palace and a monster cave, but I expect it'll have several more incarnations.

20 Nov 2012 12:58 PM
AbiNormal     
A cardboard box is the ultimate transformer. Hell, it can be a transformer.

/Just don't forget cardboard tubes.
//Pirate ship needs a mast
///Pirates need swords

20 Nov 2012 12:59 PM
hdhale     

Agent Smiths Laugh: Though to set aside my cynicism, this is really no surprise to me. All it takes is a cardboard box or one of these to amuse my cats:

[packagerepublic.com image 240x224]

I'm not surprised it's not much different for children.

/played with boxes as a kid too
//living room fort wars!


Plastic milk jug ring saves you hundreds of dollars a year on the purchase of toys you think are cute, but your cat will sniff and more or less tell you through non-verbal communication that your junk is weak sauce and GTFO.

/though of course catnip laced mouse usually gets their attention...catnip laced anything really

20 Nov 2012 01:00 PM
Burr     
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20 Nov 2012 01:04 PM
sporkme     
I am going to go home and play with the box the kids came in.

20 Nov 2012 01:17 PM
groppet     
Old appliance boxes were the best you could turn them into anything!

20 Nov 2012 01:28 PM
robbiex0r     

Nana's Vibrator: robbiex0r: Frankenstorm: Well, then. My shopping is done.

Do you have any cost of item : size of box formulas to maximize your return?

I think you have to factor in number of children and size of child/children. But you can get 5 moving boxes from Home Depot for about $15-$20. I'm a cheapskate, and I find it pays off to be friendly with the folks in your shipping/receiving department.


ain't nothin like a new refrigerator box though!

20 Nov 2012 01:37 PM
alfuso     
I remember when I got a great toy chest for Christmas. I spent days playing submarine in it. Wotta a let down when it was taken to my room and filled with, toys .

20 Nov 2012 01:46 PM
nanim     
My dog + my nephew + large box (w/ 2 'doors' & 2 'windows' cut in) = endless chase scene.

/should've taken pics/vid... sigh

20 Nov 2012 02:11 PM
shortymac     
Newsflash parents: Your kid doesn't care if you got the "must have" gift of the season. Why? Because the media made it the "must have", not your kid.

All your kid wants is your presence, not your presents. Get him what you can and they'll be happy.

20 Nov 2012 03:15 PM
abrannan     
Looks like he also supplied several of these

20 Nov 2012 03:55 PM
Nana's Vibrator    [TotalFark]  

shortymac: Newsflash parents: Your kid doesn't care if you got the "must have" gift of the season. Why? Because the media made it the "must have", not your kid.

All your kid wants is your presence, not your presents. Get him what you can and they'll be happy.


It's kind of late for this thread, but not too late to earn my vote for "funny"

20 Nov 2012 04:10 PM
j0ndas     
I loved playing with cardboard boxes as a child. Especially ones big enough to fit inside of.

21 Nov 2012 03:23 AM
WeenerGord     

BarkingUnicorn: three years before the Stick.


What a slow moving Stik may look like

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21 Nov 2012 10:54 PM
Deman     
Yeah, but then your 7 year old son will then put the toddler in a box and try to get him to sled down a flight of stairs. True story, it happened to my younger brother once.

22 Nov 2012 12:41 AM
Kittypie070     
Hey WeenerGord, my Finns love the stik-carrying snail too :D

22 Nov 2012 02:25 AM
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