For the entire month of March, I wrote about box towers and play associated with this type of apparatus. You can find those posts here, here, here, and here. Can there really be anything else on box towers?
Yes, I have another box tower to show you. This tower is formed by stacking boxes on top of each other to create a step or pyramid type structure.
The impetus for building this apparatus was not that I wanted to build another box tower. Rather, I wanted to take advantage of some flat cardboard pieces I have been saving for over a year.
When I was in the liquor store recently, I noticed that the tops of empty liquor boxes looked like they would match the dimensions of the cardboard pieces I had been saving. (Did you guess the boxes were from the liquor store? I did not cover up the writing on the boxes, but when I borrowed them to a colleague, she had to cover up any reference to booze on the box. Why? Should I be more aware of the incidental environment I am creating?) They were, in fact, a good fit so I was able to tape the cardboard pieces to the top of the boxes.
There are two other features of note about the structure itself. First, all the holes in the top box have a clear view to the bottom of the structure, which is the bottom of the table.
Second, the second level has an inside ledge that is formed by covering the cardboard circles on the inside of the two outer boxes that are part of the base.
Those features make the structure more interesting, not only because they allow the children to work inside the structure, but they allow the children to work on multiple levels.