A4 Paper Box Shopping Cart

The weekend is here again! Normally we would spend our time to replenish our provision in hypermarts / shopping malls with those big shopping carts/trolleys with the boys in tow… In order to keep them in sight, we would let them stay in the shopping carts / let them be the ones to push the shopping cart instead of letting them roam the mall..

Well, this weekend is a little different where we create something new for the kids from “trash” 🙂 We decided to make the kids customized (varied height) shopping carts for them to pretend play.

It costs us about RM20 for the 2 shopping carts’ wheels and PVC pipes… Here are the brief steps on how to make this simple cart:

  1. Prepare an A4 Paper Box (obviously.. ^_^), cable ties, cable tie cutter, 1/2″ PVC Pipe and Elbow, a set of wheels (4 pcs), masking tapes and saw.
  2. Tape the surroundings of the box to strengthen the box
  3. Mark the holes for the wheels. Then create the holes with a screwdriver or anything pointy.
  4. Fix the wheels with cable tie
  5. Measure the required height for the handle of the cart
  6. Saw the PVC pipe according to the desired length
  7. Tie the PVC pipe to the box with cable tie.

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Voila! That’s it. Took us about 1 1/2 hours to complete 2 carts (including some minor distraction from the kids 🙂 And here is 2 contended boys with the new shopping cart (keeping our fingers crossed this can last more than 1 week) and their homemade sling bags (one of mommy’s product too :))



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