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why don’t we – build something with cardboard

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Cardboard is such a great crafting material – we’ve been collecting a lot of it in preparation for Halloween crafts. When I saw the trailer for the new Boxtrolls movie with my kids, I instantly thought – that is so cool. They make not just crafts, but an entire village out of cardboard! That is some serious sustainable living:)

I was really excited when the Imagination Foundation asked me to share about an awesome contest they are running, to get kids creating – with cardboard!


The mission of the Imagination Foundation is to find, foster and fund creativity and entrepreneurship in children around the world. That might be one of my favorite mission statements ever! Focus is working with them to sponsor a Boxtrolls Cardboard Challenge, where kids can create and build crafts inspired by the movie, using cardboard boxes as the main resource – just like the Boxtrolls themselves do.

The contest encourages kids to create their own crafts out of cardboard boxes for a chance to win prizes, so cool! It runs from 8/25-9/29. To enter (I know we will) share your creations via Twitter or Instagram by tagging the photos with the hashtag #TheBoxtrollsCC – that’s all it takes. The perfect reason to get crafting with the kids this weekend.

One Grand Prize winner will be picked on September 29th and receive an “Imagination Box” for creative play, including an Apple iMac, an iPad Air, Microsoft Office, The Print Shop and Kid Pix softwares, a $500 Discovery gift card, and a $1000 Michaels Arts & Crafts gift card. Music to my crafty mom ears!


To encourage this creativity even more. There will be events hosted across the country where kids can have a chance to craft, and bring their crafts + meet the charachters from the movie. See here for the list of cities and dates.

Joining in the contest sounds like such a fun way to bring a great movie to life for my kids. I adore the idea of creating art from the media we are exposed to and I am looking forward to seeing the Boxtrolls when it comes out September 29th.

See a full list of contest rules here.

This post is done in promotional partnership with the Imagination Foundation and Focus. The contest excitement is all mine.

(Top photo © Eduard Bonnin/Stocksy United)


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