Got Cardboard?

What do you get when you give kids cardboard, tape, scissors, glue, and a random assortment of recycled things? Creative construction.

Inspired by the short film Caine's Arcade, the Global Cardboard Challenge began in 2012 to inspire creativity, problem solving, and community. Join other kids and families during the month of September to build something—anything—out of cardboard. Then, celebrate your creations with a day of play at the beginning of October.

Check out for ideas online, and don't forget about library resources! Take part in our build-a-thon event, or check out one of these fun cardboard construction books:

The Cardboard Box Book

The Cardboard Box Book

Out of the Box

Easy Cardboard Crafts in 5 Steps

What will you build?