This chair was inexpensive, durable, and easy to make. I created this chair to recycle a box that I saved. Because these boxes are so sturdy, it was perfect. So, if you like being creative, can handle a utility knife, scissors, a marker pen, & a ruler, then you can provide your toddler with this easy to make chair. Add your own special touches to personalize this chair as a wonderful gift!
Thanks, and have fun!
Step 1: Acquire the Required Items...
*- Post Mix Box (Soda Syrup Box) used for fountain soda syrup, like at your local convenience store.
*- Box Cutter or Utility Knife
*- Packaging Tape
*- Self-Adhesive Contact Paper (may need 2 rolls depending on if you want to match the pattern) Available at some Dollar Stores
*- White Glue (School Glue, or Elmer's type)
*- Marker Pen
*- Extra Cardboard from a different sturdy box
Please take care using any sharp knives, cutters, and scissors. These should be used by adults in a responsible manner. If your child wants to help, help them learn with your guidance and supervision.
Step 2: Mark Your Box for Cuts and Scoring the Fold Lines
These measurements are shown in the pictures.
If you mark the lines that are for folding with a dashed line, you will be less likely to accidentally cut all the way through the box. Use your ruler to make straight lines and even sections.
Step 3: Create the Back of the Chair
Push the sections from the box so that the cut out section becomes the back of the chair. If your box has a third inner layer, score that layer along the front of the seat and fold it down and inward.