Another wonderful idea from that fabulous blog Plum Pudding. I now try to keep a stash of odd boxes from food packaging for art material. We've made mini blank books for them to create their own stories, bookmarks and on this day they made some type of mail bag.
Little kids seem to know exactly what to do with a glue stick, cardboard, scissors, and ribbon. Tape is another story. Perhaps it's just my boys but they go through a roll of tape just in one afternoon.
Oh and the hole punch is super important. Especially since it requires a good bit of concentration and keeps them busy that much longer.
Little sister not to be left out of the fun, empties out our shoe baskets to use as a makeshift boat for her and the bear.