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Use Your Imagination: The Boxtrolls Inspire Global Cardboard Box Challenge!

Boxtrolls Cardboard Challenge


Looking for a hands on experience that your kids can learn from, putting their minds and hands to work? Want to attend a fun event and win a few prizes? I am all for fostering children’s creativity, so I thought it was cool awesome that The Boxtrolls movie has partnered with Imagination Foundation to introduce the Global Cardboard Challenge!


Kids build boxes with The Boxtrolls and Imagination Foundation


Why the cardboard box challenge?


The Boxtrolls movie is coming out in theaters September 26, and it looks like a really cute family film! Boxtrolls are creatures that live beneath the streets of the city of Cheesebridge, coming out only at night as people seem to be afraid of them. They are quirky and tinker with everything they find in the human would in all types of ways, which is why their clothes are made of cardboard boxes! The Boxtrolls adopt and raise a human orphan boy, Eggs, in their home, so his Boxtroll family is all he knows. The town’s villain, Archibald Snatcher, wants to get rid of The Boxtrolls so Eggs must come out into the world above the streets and jump into action to save his Boxtroll family. 


Kids pose with The Boxtrolls at a Global Cardboard Challenge building event


The Imagination Foundation is a non-profit organization who’s mission is to foster creativity and entrepreneurship in children worldwide. It was only right that they got on board with The Boxtrolls for this fun event! The Boxtrolls Global Cardboard Challenge encourages kids to build their own box inspired costumes, using cardboard boxes as the material. Get creative, cut, color and decorate, it’s such fun! I am sure ya’ll remember when we built a Boxtroll, well now is your chance to make a life-sized one, and show it off to possibly win some prizes!


Enter The Cardboard Challenge Contest!


Want to win some Boxtroll inspired prizes? Create your own cardboard box masterpiece and share with the world. When you post your creations on Twitter or Instagram wiht the #TheBoxtrollsCC tag, you are entered to win some major prizing: One (1) Grand Prize winner will be picked on September 29th and receive an “Imagination Box” for creative play, including an Apple iMac, an iPad Air, Microsoft Office, The Print Shop and Kid Pix softwares, a $500 gift card, and a $1000 Michaels Arts & Crafts gift card! Official rules.




Boxtrolls Cardboard Challenge, LIVE!


There will be live events nationwide this weekend where you and your kids can build your own card board creations, inspired by The Boxtrolls movie.  Here is a list of locations, check to see if they will be in your city. I am in San Diego and our event is Sunday at the Padres baseball game! When you attend, you have a chance to win “What’s In The Box” themed prize packs. Learn more here.


Imagination Foundation Event Dates:


  • Boston, MA: Saturday 9/20 from 11am-3pm at the Framingham Food Truck Festival

  • Cleveland, OH: Saturday 9/20 from 11am-2pm at SouthPark Mall

  • Salt Lake City, UT: Saturday 9/20 from 12pm-3pm at Station Park Mall in Farmington

  • Kansas City, MO:  Sunday 9/21 2pm – 4pm at the Science City at Union Station

  • Minneapolis, MN: Sunday 9/21 from 1pm-3pm at Mall of America in the Sears Court

  • Austin, TX: Sunday 9/21 from 1pm-3pm at Givens Recreation Center from 1pm-3pm

  • Baltimore, MD: Sunday 9/21 from 2pm-4pm at the Port Discovery Atrium

  • Philadelphia, PA: Sunday 9/21 from 12pm-3pm at Franklin Mills Mall

  • Raleigh, NC: Sunday 9/21 from 1pm-4pm at the CenterFest Arts Festival (in the Kids Zone) in Durham

  • Pittsburgh, PA(9/21) : Sunday 9/21 from 12pm-3pm at Carnegie Science Center

  • San Diego, CA: Sunday 9/21 from 10:30am-3pm at the San Diego Padres game against the San Francisco Giants at Petco Park


I encourage you to enter the contest and attend an event in your area, we can’t wait! Check out The Boxtrolls online to learn more about the movie. It’s out in theaters September 26, 2014!


The Boxtrolls Cardboard Box Challenge


The Boxtrolls




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