How much fun is a cardboard box?!

Talina Edwards Architecture Eco Cubby Creative Kids Ballarat

 

 Here’s a few pix from our Creative Cubby Project at the Ballarat Begonia Festival Weekend to show you just how much fun a cardboard box (or dozens of them!) can be!

Ballarat Begonia Festival Sustainable Design Eco Green Cubby House Home

Visitors found our posters really helpful to know what we were all about.

 

Ballarat Begonia Festival Sustainable Design Eco Green Cubby House Home

Each day we would dismantle all the cubbies, and pack-down the materials, ready for re-sue the next day. On the second day, the kids seemed to decide we needed to build up! Two storeys was the go.

 

Ballarat Begonia Festival Sustainable Design Eco Green Cubby House Home

I loved getting down to see the perspective from the children that were playing in these…how inviting does this look…

Ballarat Begonia Festival Sustainable Design Eco Green Cubby House Home

The kids sure did ‘claim’ their space, even if their messages were somewhat confusing!: “Home sweet home”, “For Sale”, “Danger”, “Boys Only”, “Come In!”, “Do not enter!”, “All the cool people live here” #boxesarecool #putaholeinabox #hopeitdoesntrain “Masking tape is the best”

 

Ballarat Begonia Festival Sustainable Design Eco Green Cubby House Home

The fabulous Pauline and Liz – the other two-thirds of the Creative Cubby Project team. Awesome work ladies! And not forgetting a dozen or so fabulous volunteers who leant a hand over the three days – we couldn’t have done it without you!

Ballarat Begonia Festival Sustainable Design Eco Green Cubby House Home

It really did look like a cardboard shanty-town! We loved the location – how gorgeous are the trees in Ballarat’s Botanical Gardens?!

Ballarat Begonia Festival Sustainable Design Eco Green Cubby House HomeWe even had a recycled cardboard “daddy” :o)

Ballarat Begonia Festival Sustainable Design Eco Green Cubby House Home

Our perimeter ‘bunting’ was made from recycled fabric strips knotted together, some signage, and the kids artwork.

Ballarat Begonia Festival Sustainable Design Eco Green Cubby House Home

Child-scale tunnels! The toddlers LOVED these…and the teenagers crawled through too – fun for all ages!

Ballarat Begonia Festival Sustainable Design Eco Green Cubby House Home

I loved the flags, wind-chimes, towers, and other decorative features that families added to the cubbies!

Ballarat Begonia Festival Sustainable Design Eco Green Cubby House Home

“Begonia Town” – aptly named by some of our young participants.

Ballarat Begonia Festival Sustainable Design Eco Green Cubby House Home

We ran out of masking tape on the second day and had to buy 20 more rolls for the final day! However nothing went to waste – here you can see how someone got very creative with the leftover cardboard rolls from the tape and rubber-bands to make a tea-set! 

Ballarat Begonia Festival Sustainable Design Eco Green Cubby House Home

This was a very impressive Beehive, designed by a family of four. Loved their creativity!

 

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Did you visit us and help build cubbies? Does this sound like fun to you? Would love to hear in the comments below!

 


Talina EdwarBallarat Sustainable Architect Green Builder ds Architecture is a Ballarat-based studio, with a passion for sustainable design, green buildings and healthy homes. Click here to ensure you won’t miss out on our monthly news!

 

 

 

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