This post is a paid partnership with Paramount Pictures and their new film Wonder Park coming to theaters March 15.
Ever wonder what you can do with a box? The sky’s the limit with these cardboard cut-out cloud stackers! With just a little imagination, create something wonderful in celebration of Wonder Park coming to theaters March 15! We have a serious love for repurposing regular, everyday items into something completely new, and is there anything more different than a plain cardboard box and fluffy clouds? With just a little bit of paint, transform your recyclables into these super fun cloud stackers. Kids will love getting creative and painting a cotton candy texture onto them.
Wonder Park tells the story of a young girl named June who imagines and builds an out-of-this-world amusement park that magically comes to life. Watch the trailer below!
These cardboard stackers are the ultimate way for a child to expand their imagination. They can be arranged and rearranged into towers and shapes of all different sizes. And when you’re done playing, these clouds take up almost no space at all. It’s truly amazing what you can create using your imagination. So save a few boxes and share your family’s creations using #WonderBox and #WonderPark – we can’t wait to see what you dream up. Families can also upload their #WonderBox creation for a chance to be 1 of 5 lucky winners of a $1,000 Amazon Gift Card! Visit the film’s website for more information and keep reading to see all our tips and tricks for making these cloud stackers!
what you need:
- Empty cardboard box
- Paint (white, blue, grey, glitter, etc)
- Craft knife
- Cutting mat
- Markers or crayons (optional)
Flatten your empty cardboard box and use a pencil to draw cloud shapes on it. Your clouds can vary in size (our largest one was about 18” across while the smallest was about 10”) and shape. One thing to keep in mind is to draw some clouds with flat bottoms so that they can sit on the floor nicely and form a stable base for your cloud tower.
Cut out the clouds using your craft knife and cutting mat.
Time to get painting! Put some white, pale blue, and pale grey paint onto a paper plate or palette and have your kids paint all over the clouds. Mixing and blending the colors together really makes for a fluffy cloud look! You can also give your kids glitter paint to add a little extra sparkle. Let the first side dry and then flip to paint the backs as well.
If your kids are a little young for painting or you want a less-messy crafting option, you can choose to give the cloud a quick coat of white paint yourself, let dry, and then have your little ones add some texture with blue or grey markers.
Once all the painted clouds have dried completely, use the craft knife and cutting mat to make little slots into each of the clouds. There isn’t an exact science to this, you can cut slots into the clouds wherever you like – some on the bottom, some on the tops, etc. Make sure to keep the slots fairly narrow (not wider than the thickness of your cardboard) so that they can stack together nicely. If the slots are too wide, keeping the cloud stackers together later will be challenging and form wobbly towers.
You can make other shapes to add into your clouds too – cut an arch to make a rainbow, or trace a dinner plate to make a bright yellow sun.
The mini rockets were made out of paper towel rolls with painted cardboard triangles glued to the base. Paint a paper plate and roll into a cone to form the point, using glue to attach to the top of the rocket.
Learn a little bit more about the film and make plans with your family to see it in theaters March 15!
Wonder Park tells the story of a magnificent amusement park where the imagination of a wildly creative girl named June comes alive. One magical day, June is running through the woods to find her way home where she discovers an old rollercoaster car and climbs inside. She suddenly finds herself in Wonder Park, an amusement park she had created in her mind and put aside. All of her rides and characters are brought to life but are falling into disarray without her. Now, with the help of her fun and lovable park characters, June will have to put the wonder back in Wonder Park before it is lost forever.