Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Box Sledding

Looking for a fun family activity now that spring it here? Try box sledding. A friend introduced me to it and it's a blast!

These pictures were actually taken last fall. I never got around to blogging about them, but the pictures just make me too happy not to post them.

After taping all the boxes together, we realized that the hill behind our house was insufficient and so moved the process to our friend's back yard. Here's the moving process. It reminds me of a big caterpiller.

We had so much fun. I didn't get many pictures, but you can see the joy on Girly-Whirl's face.

This was actually a party to welcome Ruggles home from his mission to Thailand. As he got ready to slide down, I got my camera all focused in. He shoved off and the camera died. Dead batteries. Thbbthtbbt. So, no action shots of the guest of honor. (Ain't that just how it goes?)

Here's my only picture of him that night, with my prego Sis (who's baby was born in January)

Wanna box sled at your house? Use big boxes (less seams that way). Make sure that the overlap is on the downhill side and cover each seam with packaging tape. Sit on a piece of cardboard and slide on down.

Note: It's a fast slide! Be careful. Proceed at your own risk. (Can you believe you have to say that or risk a law suit?)
Note #2: I drafted this post in January but didn't want to post it until now. Shouldn't the post say todays date? ANNOYING! I didn't want to redo the whole post. I can cut and paste the text, but puting the pictures back in was just too much!


  1. I can't wait for round 2. This time I won't be the law suit waiting to happen and can actually try going down!

  2. you can change the date...
    at the bottom of the editing screen just above where it says publish post there is a link for post options. click it. it should pull open a box about comments and date & time. just change the date to whatever you want it to be. tada! your post should show up where you want it to appear.

  3. Oh what a grand idea! This would be a fun YM/YW activity or a fun date night with the spouse. Our girls would absolutely love this. When I was a kid we would slide down on the huge hill at Meadowbrook with only the cardboard box. It was a pretty steep hill so we did get speed. Just imagine what fun we would have had if we would have had your idea.

  4. I have maintained for YEARS that ALL you need are cardboard boxes in the toy room. My kids came with 101 uses while all their electronics gathered dust. GOOD FOR ALL OF YOU!!!!!!!!!!

  5. We have the BEST sledding hill in our back yard. We'll have to give it a try!

  6. This looks like so much fun!

    I wanted to drop by, as I saw your comment on Segullah. If you think it would help/be of interest, here is a link to my organization blog:

    Your blog is darling!

  7. That looks like a lot of fun! I have the perfect hill for that!
    Now for the boxes!

  8. I've never heard of that--sounds like SO MUCH fun!

  9. This looks like SO much fun! Wish I had a hill nearby...