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Crafting a Cardboard Folding Board: Fun DIY Project for Easier Chores

Finding ways to make chores fun for your kids can be a lifesaver. One creative and practical project that we’ve recently embarked on together is making a DIY cardboard folding board. It not only makes folding clothes a breeze but also adds an element of creativity to our daily routines. In this guide, I’ll share how we made our own cardboard folding board, and you can too, with just a few simple supplies and a bit of enthusiasm.

Supplies and Tools for cardboard folding board:

  • Cardboard Pieces (6) – Each piece should be around 9″ x 12″ in size. Make sure they’re sturdy enough for folding clothes.
  • Duct Tape – We’ll use this to hold our cardboard masterpiece together.
  • Scissors – For cutting the cardboard pieces to size. Make sure they’re safe for your kids to use, or you can lend a hand if needed.
  • Pencil – Handy for marking and drawing guidelines.
  • Ruler – To ensure our measurements are precise.

step-by-step instructions to make a cardboard folding mat:

  1. Cut your cardboard pieces to 9″ x 12″, you will need (6). Get an adult to help cut the cardboard if needed.
  2. Lay your cardboard pieces out (3) on the top row, and (3) on the bottom row. (Landscape direction). You will need about a 1/4″ gap between each piece.
  3. Tape the center all the way across, and tape between the top row pieces.

4. Repeat by taping on the back in the same areas.

5. Lay the shirt right side down (front) on the cardboard. Fold the right side, fold the left side, and fold up the middle bottom panel. You now have a folded shirt!

Why You’ll love this cardboard folding tutorial:

Making a DIY cardboard folding board is not just about simplifying chores; it’s a bonding experience and a creative adventure that your kids will cherish. By involving them in this fun project, you’re not only making daily tasks easier but also teaching them valuable skills and creating lasting memories. So, grab your supplies, gather your little helpers, and embark on this joyful crafting journey together! Happy folding and crafting!

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Happy Crafting!

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