The first was this peekaboo house. I got the idea from this post at I Can Teach My Child. It was fun and easy to make (although if you make it, make sure to put the pictures down before you put on the windows... so hard the other way!)
Then I decided it would be fun to have a flannel board. There are tons of tutorials out there so I'm not going to go into depth with this, but I basically duct-taped two pieces of cardboard together, repurposed a receiving blanket by hot-gluing it onto the cardboard, and duct taped the ends onto the back. Easy peasy flannel board. At the time, I didn't have any felt so I cut out shapes to make a house, trees, etc and reinforced them with packing tape. To make them stick, I tore off the velcro tabs on Owen's disposable diapers and taped them onto the back. Oh, and the cotton is snow! I plan on propping this up by the window and comparing what is on the board to what is outside.
So then I saw that I had the rest of this box and was wondering what to do with it. Well I turned it into a house. Fun! I did not spend much time on it because I know it will be destroyed within the next day or two, but I made a roof and cut doors and windows.
From the outside, you can open the tabs and see inside the house.. I used some pictures of Dora and Diego that my husband prints out every once in a while. I just missed taking a picture of Owen trying to shove his head through the door, it was so cute, hopefully he will do it again!
And there you have it, three easy things to do with one cardboard box!