Projects

An Activity Board – Cardboard Tube Fun

I’ve been seeing these activity boards all over my Pinterest page and YouTube channel feeds. Since they are pretty awesome I made on this weekend. This is the third one I’ve made for my little miss.

Of course, before I made my first activity board I created a DIY – Baby and Kids Pinterest page. That came first and I put all kinds of things on that page, not just activity boards. I have limited time with my girl so that board is dedicated to all kinds of activities. I made this Baby & Kids Activity Boards & Bags YouTube playlist that is more dedicated to these activity boards.

At Christmas, my little miss played with all the rolls of wrapping paper (4 rolls to be exact) I had laying around. When we used all the paper on one roll, I gave her the tube. We had all kinds of fun. Bonking each other and putting those little pom poms down the tube. So…

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I’ve been collecting these cardboard tubes when our paper towels run out just for this board and this weekend I had some time to put it all together.

Please forgive the mess. Real life is fun and often messy. I’m going to show you real life here, not doctored life.

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Cardboard Tube Activity Board – Gather Supplies
  • Glue Gun
  • Glue Sticks for glue gun
  • Scissors
  • Plastic Bottle
  • Paper Towel Rolls (I used 2)
  • Poster Board
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First I cut one roll in half. Then I cut out a large rectangular notch from each half.
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I cut the second roll into thirds and cut notches in those pieces as well.

I needed somewhere for the little pom poms to land so I cut the top off the bottle. It was pretty ragged so I cut it again to make it smoother.

Ignore that other board. I made that a few weeks ago. My babe brought it to me as I was cutting things so I just put it on the table.

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Once I had all my pieces, I did a test layout on the board.

 

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Let baby play with the board before everything is glued on and the glue is heating up
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Once I wrestled the board back, I quickly glued everything in place. It’s a different layout, but oh well. It works still.
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Take a break before you play… my sister and I went for long walk with a sleeping baby.
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ACTION! Upside down but she gets the idea.

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