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.

18 Responses
  1. Secret Mommy

    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.

  2. Joel Henriques

    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.

  3. oum_nawel

    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 !

  4. Make mine Mid-Century

    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!

  5. Joel Henriques

    Thanks everybody!

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

  6. Colombo

    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…

  7. We Blog Artists

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