Category Archives: Safari Scraps

Safari Scraps: Make a Planet Mobile

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Not only do you end up with an amazing and unique piece of home decor when you assemble a Cardboard Safari product, you also end up with cardboard scraps for further crafting. For example, the disks that you punch out when assembling the Astro Rocket can be turned into a planet mobile.

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Punch out the disks and color with your favorite medium. Crayons, pencils, markers, and paints all work great.

If you dare, pull out the glitter and add some bling!

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We decided to use dress pins to secure the thread. We tied the thread on, pushed the pin in, and that was that. We needed to clip just one of the pins with wire cutters as it came out the opposite end of the tiniest disk.

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Remember, cardboard AND pins are sharp, so small children should work on this with adults. Or in our case, big sisters.

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We attached our planets to an embroidery hoop. But you can use a number of  materials: Wire, sticks, bamboo skewers. . . We tied yarn to four sides and knotted a loop at the top for hanging. Ribbon would also work well. And then we attached the planets.

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It was a fun family project and a fanciful addition to our home.

Galactic accuracy is not necessary!

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Have rocket, will travel!

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Look for the Rhino!

Safari on the Homestead

I recently visited Asheville, NC, with my family and stayed in a cabin on the beautiful property of a fellow blogger.

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I wanted to express our gratitude.

I am fortunate to work at Cardboard Safari where I have such great gifts at my fingertips!

I brought a Purple Star Print Unicorn and a Medium Range Astro Rocket along to give to the kids. They immediately commenced to slotting them together.

Please keep in mind that the cardboard edges are sharp; children should work on these with an adult.

Kaia did a great job of putting together her unicorn in no time.

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Merlin looks lovely on the walls of their hand built cordwood home.

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Leif, his dad, and my son, joined together in rocket building. Sweet Suki the Akita looked on curiously.

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Creative Kaia decorated the circles that were popped out of the rocket’s disks. She glued them together and made a lovely little center piece.

Nothing has to go to waste; our products our recycled and recyclable!

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Cardboard Safari products make great gifts and are fun projects for the whole family!

It is especially pleasing as the giver to see the products come together before your eyes.