Note: Originally, this was going to be a simple cardboard box car, but the perfectionist in me took over, and it somehow became a cardboard masterpiece. I really hope it lasts more than a few days before my son destroys it!
Here's the full tutorial:
2 paper/plastic plates
Hot Glue Melts and Glue Gun
Scissors, rotary cutter, box cutter
Stick and Sew Velcro
I started with a cardboard box that my toddler could stand in, but not much bigger than that. It ended up being 10.5” wide, 14” long and 6” deep. I also used a large flat-pack box.
I hot glued the smaller box onto the larger piece of cardboard and cut out a hole in the base.
I peeled off the top layer of cardboard from the two side panels to expose the corrugations underneath:
And then onto the front:
So the Giggle-mobile looks like this:
I cut a small slit in the flap on the sides to insert the wings:
The Giggle-mobile is decorated with large buttons. My buttons were created from painted cardboard circles.
The buttons were glued into position and a few stripes were painted on. Finally, I used two strips of fabric (webbing or ribbon would also work), and used stick and sew Velcro to attach it to the box for the straps for wearing the Giggle-mobile.
Are any of you guys Giggle and Hoot fans, or is it just me?