mini mad things adventures in cardboard

Mini Mad Things ‘Adventures in Cardboard’

Creative, crafty, kids company Mini Mad Things has joined forces with the team from boutique publishing house Five Mile Books to create a beautiful new edition of  ‘Adventures in Cardboard’. Be assured that in the new (super fancy and beautiful) edition, you’ll find the all the awesome creative activities, projects and adventures you can have with your kiddos….and a cardboard box!

A spaceship? A pair of butterfly wings or even a dinosaur? Anything’s possible with cardboard!

Unleash your families imagination and enjoy endless hours of creative fun with the wonderful craft projects that all start with the humble cardboard box. Adventures in Cardboard features 16 upcycled craft projects for the entire family to create and play!


‘Adventures in Cardboard’ is an activity book filled with genius ideas for using cardboard boxes to make cool creations that inspire creative play! It’s all about using something you already have to inspire new, fun, individual or collaborative ideas that involve initiative and creativity!

In a world of finite resources and growing consumption, Mini Mad Things want to encourage the creative use of simple, recycled materials, like the humble cardboard box, to create play. Encouraging our little ones to re-purpose what they already have is not only great for our planet, it also requires creative thinking to see new possibilities beyond the original purpose, helping our children become the resourceful inventors of the future.

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  • 15 project ideas to make, using cardboard boxes, including rockets, a huge marble run, cubby houses, dress-up costumes, a city, cars and lots more.
  • Lots of other fun creative ideas and a special bonus project.
  • Inspiration for making a creative space at home for your little ones.
  • A list of basic craft supplies to build your craft cupboard.
  • Ideas for using household RECYCLING and SUSTAINABLE crafting tips.
  • Simple building technique ideas for creating with cardboard.

Each of the project ideas presented in the book are not only fun to make but also create something that your little ones can then play with. For example, building a huge pirate ship that they can then sail the seven seas in!

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‘Adventures in Cardboard’ is currently available to purchase online from Booktopia (RRP $34.99) and is heading to a retailer near you soon.

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