Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Boredom Busters: Rock The Box!

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Anybody else really sick of winter?

Tired of being buried by snow, sleet, rain, hail, biting winds and miserable cold?

Yeah. So are my kids.

They’ve been off track for two and half weeks now and this cold snap isn’t helping. We’ve been to the museums, played the board games, colored the pictures, watched the movies, made the forts and baked the treats, but today my kids landed at

B-O-R-E-D.

And I knew that all they needed to was to run around outside and go crazy … which wasn’t going to happen … and so we did the next best thing:

Drag Out The Diaper Boxes.

Yup.  It was time for some good, old-fashioned air guitar … OLD SCHOOL STYLE … since I’m one of those mean moms who won’t let my kids have video games.  

But oh the fun you can have with a box and some music and a whole lot of imagination.

Think of it as Guitar Hero meets Huggies.

And so my Dirty Half Dozen grabbed some cardboard boxes … and started drawing and cutting … 

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… and rummaging through my scraps … 

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… and creating their own masterpieces …

rocker.15 I spy a Halloween cupcake pick, a nickel, a candy wrapper and an orange band-aid I’m going to pretend is clean.

… complete with – wait for it – rock star glasses to match.

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And by the time all of them were done, they’d given themselves super-cool rock star names.

So we went big and decided to rock the afternoon.

We took their headshots …

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… and practiced for their upcoming neighborhood world tour …


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And when they had it just right, we cranked up our favorite playlist on iTunes and let them jam away.

And  it. was. awesome.

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And while “Dynamite” by Taio Cruz may not the rock anthem be, my Dirty Half Dozen shredded it like pros.
Oh, and we taped their concert, too. We got some priceless footage “on-stage” as well a hysterical acoustic version of my six-year-olds sure to be smash hit, “I love cute baby unicorns even though they’re not real.” 

And after the kids were thoroughly worn out, they got a kick out of messing around in Picasa with me to create the perfect album cover.

May I present:

rocker.9I have a feeling their album launch party next week during FHE is gonna rock. 

Cardboard guitars, loud music, and all of us dancing on the coffee table…

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… thank you Mr. Walmart diaper box for an awesome afternoon.

So grab a box, raid the art supplies and crank up that music.
 
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Betcha ‘B-O-R-E-D’ goes away real quick.

Rock The Box!

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15 comments:

  1. This is AWESOME, especially since they sell those cardboard guitars for like $25. I know that the ones they sell have sound, but still.

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  2. Such a cute idea! My favorite is the little picture of the skull labeled skull just in case you weren't sure what it was supposed to be:)

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  3. What an awesome memory for you children!!! Looks like a blast!

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  4. Oh my gosh, how cute! What a great idea. I love that you made them an album cover. Pretty sure that just made you mom of the year!

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  5. That is totally RAD! My kids would love to do this!! Thanks for the fantastic idea!!

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  6. Such a great idea! I remember having sock hops as a kid. Every Saturday we turned on the oldies and danced around the living room or yard. It really is the simple things with kids! Thanks for the reminder.

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  7. I love it! You can tell they had sooo much fun- mean mom! Thanks for linking up to Beat the Winter Blues!

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