There are soooooo many things to do with an empty box, the options are almost endless. We happened to have a huge one and it went from a house, to a cave, to a cave of stars. Its a simple concept, really – but oh so fun!!!
All you need is a box, a paint brush, a knife, and a strand of Christmas lights. I used the knife to initially cut out windows (per my son’s request)….but somewhere along the path of bats and spiders and the dark, he decided it was a cave and it needed stars. I took a paint brush (the size of the ones you get with watercolors – you could also use a screwdriver), and poked holes in the top of the box. Then I pushed the Christmas lights through, and we had STARS!! We gazed up at the stars together, talking about their colors and about real stars – and even read books in our “cave of stars”. It was a wonderful adventure!!