Thinking INSIDE the box!

I imagine by now many of you have seen the viral video of Caine’s Arcade, the incredible cardboard arcade project created by 9 year old Caine in his dad’s auto parts store in East LA!  If not, the video below will make your day!

Caine’s Arcade video by Nirvan Mullick on Vimeo.

I’ve long touted the incredible creative power contained within a cardboard box – and this post from a teacher in Singapore is still one of my favorite examples!

Who needs the toys that came IN the box when you can play with the box itself?!


You can imagine how pleasantly surprised I was when the latest in cardboard box creativity happened right in my living room this weekend!  My husband and I are in the process of renovating our master bathroom, and I came downstairs on Sunday morning to find him playing happily in one of our new boxes!



Not sure “Dan’s Outhouse” has quite the same appeal as Caine’s Arcade, but it certainly made me laugh – you’re never too old to play!

3 thoughts on “Thinking INSIDE the box!

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