Kids, man. They are masters at creativity. Show a kid a stick, they will show you a gun. Show them a box, it’s a car.
Always ingenious, kids can take any object and turn it into something else. The expression “the right tool for the right job” is just a jumping off point for kids. THEY WILL FIND A WAY.
Here are some of the ways my kids have taken everyday objects and turned them into something better:
Ah, the old stick-into-a-light-saber trick. Predictable, but a classic nonetheless.
No yoga mat is safe in my house. It will be repurposed for all manner of play.
Karis was sure this particular cabinet was made specifically to be a hiding cubby for her.
I’m so glad I bought these bins for toy organization just so they could repeatedly dump out all the
toys and sit inside them.
We’ve got a myriad of repurposes here, from the blanket-turned-loincloth to the fancy swim cap hat.
And let’s be honest. It’s not always the kids who are getting creative. It’s possible I once placed my child into a storage box while cleaning out the garage just to keep her contained. It’s the poor man’s pack-and-play.
What are some of the ways your kids repurpose everyday objects?