Does your child have too many papers lying around? We’re sure once school begins, the paper load will only increase. How about indulging in a recycling activity to create a functional cardboard box paper folder for school? This way your child will willingly organise his/her important papers/answer sheets. Thus, making it hassle-free for both of you!
Parental Involvement: Medium
Duration: 20 minutes
Skills Acquired: Creativity, Thinking, Coordination
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- Coloured paper
- Black sketch pen
- A pair of scissors
- Buttons – 2
- Double-sided tape
Instructions for Cardboard Box Paper Folder Activity:
- Make two foldings on either side of a rectangular piece of cardboard.
- Cover one side with blue paper and the other with orange.
- Cut two triangles in blue and stick them on the edges of the orange side.
- Take a grey sheet and fold the sides and bottom. Stick it on the middle section of the blue side. This will act as the paper holder.
- Cut the top portion of the grey holder in the design of your choice.
- Add black dots or patterns of your choice.
- Stick two buttons on the outer foldings. Tie yarn on a button. Pull it across and roll it around the other button.
Your paper folder is ready!
Make it as colourful as you wish and fill it with different patterns. Your child will now store his/her papers and documents safely!
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