Cardboard: Appreciating an Underappreciated Inventive Material


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Originally posted on Make::

You might not be aware of it, but your home has an infestation of the most abundant, versatile, free and under-utilized crafting and prototyping material ever made.  A gift from the consumer driven economy we overlook everyday.

This material is sitting cluttered in scattered piles in the basement and in crawl spaces, is buried within dusty mounds in the garage and is waiting to be discarded while overflowing in the recycling bin.

The material I am referring to is good old grade-A cardboard!  Be it thin ‘paperboard’ boxes that housed our store bought board games or the thicker corrugated variety that kept our large screen TV safe from the harmful elements of the outside world, cardboard is overly abundant and sadly not appreciated for its potential practical inventive uses.

When we think about combining cardboard and creation, the first general view that usually comes to mind involves crafting for young…

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Please send me, as a comment to this page, any old material you have for inclusion in The Daily Joke Alert - to help enable us all to have our fancy tickled regularly! Never mind the state it's in as I tidy everything up prior to publication. Don't let good material go to waste - and so much does. In the interests of the environment we should always try to re-cycle everything, especially jokes. You know that makes sense! You may find some historical stuff here, but this does not really matter as humor is fairly timeless.

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