Small Cardboard Cutouts

Yesterday we were drawing and decided to cut out some of the people and glue them onto cardboard.  Cutouts are always fun to make.  This time I taped on some little “kickstands” onto the backs so they stand up.  One of my characters was inspired by a certain movie character that my son is loving. (Yes, Buzz Lightyear.)  He calls the cardboard character “Fuzz”.  They also had fun making Fuzz hold the baby and child on his wings.  Nice.


  1. Lori Henriques
    June 14, 2010 at 11:39 pm

    i love the sweet look on jack's face as he carefully secures the baby onto fuzz's arm. :)

  2. Jowers Inc.
    June 14, 2010 at 11:39 pm

    Too Cute! I am in love with your simple ideas that wow children.

  3. Three Owls
    June 15, 2010 at 3:36 am

    great photos... the baby is my favourite one ;)

  4. molly
    June 15, 2010 at 3:37 am

    Genius. Combine 1 already on hand supply + another = something brand new.

  5. Secret Mommy
    June 15, 2010 at 5:01 am

    I love these, too. Want to know what I'd love? An entire book (book idea...) of things to do (toys/games to make) with cardboard boxes. You've had so many amazing examples here on this blog. With all of us wanting to reuse before we recycle, t'would be an excellent tome.

  6. Joel Henriques
    June 15, 2010 at 5:11 am

    Thanks everybody!

    Secret Mommy - Yeah, I love repurposing things before I recycle them. I literally see an empty box and get excited thinking about what I want to make with it. I've actually got a number of cardboard toys (that I've not shown here) that will be in my book.

  7. oum_nawel
    June 15, 2010 at 7:39 am

    Hi Joel,
    Like you, an empty box it is for me a treasure !! And i think : what can i make with it ??
    Have a good day !

  8. Melissa@Vidastyle
    June 15, 2010 at 9:00 am

    These are so cute! I love the simplicity of them.

  9. Kickcan and Conkers
    June 15, 2010 at 10:49 am

    Great - the simplest ideas are always the best!

  10. Satoko
    June 15, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    The last photo is my fave. too cute!

  11. Melle Na
    June 16, 2010 at 11:43 am

    So cute...

  12. Make mine Mid-Century
    June 17, 2010 at 10:45 am

    I dedicated a post to you on my blog. Don't get excited, only my sister and mother read it! I'm desperately waiting for the book!

  13. Joel Henriques
    June 17, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    Thanks everybody!

    Make mine Mid-Century - Thanks for the great post! Too kind. I love what your husband made too. Very awesome.

  14. {little.happy.things}
    June 18, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    Wow! These are so cute! Simple and yet way too cute! Love these!

  15. Colombo
    June 22, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    these are great! Reminds of when I was a kid I used to draw "Punks" and glue them to oak tag n play with them. On the backs of them I'd write little "profiles" with names, weapons, vehicles, etc...

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    January 10, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    These are FABULOUS!
    I have a custom Artwork Giveaway going on this week.
    Hope you'll pop over and enter!
    LOVE your blog BTW!

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