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How Cardboard is Used for an Extra Classroom

01/09/2017 by in category Features tagged as , , , ,

Why a primary school in Westcliff-on-Sea has a cardboard classroom block Your schooldays, they say, are the happiest days of your life. For some, eleven or twelve nightmarish years where the mere mention of Harrytown or Werneth sends shivers down your spine. Especially when you catch the 383 or 384 to Romiley or Stockport (which […]

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Making a Cardboard Acoustic Guitar

25/08/2017 by in category Features tagged as , , ,

How to make an acoustic or electric cardboard guitar Some of us have our favourite guitar heroes. It could be Brian May with his one-off creation derived from a fireplace. Or the collected guitar works of BB King, Eric Clapton, or Mark Knopfler. In previous posts referring to cardboard music making, we have looked at […]

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Cardboard Crafts: A Cardboard Pinhole Camera

25/08/2017 by in category Features tagged as , , , ,

Why a cardboard pinhole camera isn’t just for eclipses, but also some striking photographic effects On the banks of the Peak Forest Canal, where Romiley Board Mill are based, there is a lot of scope for photographic subjects. Whether you choose to photograph the wildlife or narrowboats, there is enough to tempt the photographer. Instead […]

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A Cardboard Maze That’s Cool For Cats

16/08/2017 by in category News tagged as , , , ,

Why Chris Poole made a cardboard maze for his cats A wee while ago, we at Romiley Board Mill looked at how the Blue Cross opened its first estate agent for cats in London. This was for a charitable cause, with a number of adorable cat homes and feline flats made of cardboard. Over in […]

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An Amazon Cardboard Packaging Faux Pas

16/08/2017 by in category News tagged as , , , ,

Nail varnish order posted in cardboard packaging big enough for a ghettoblaster Over a year ago on this blog, we looked at how Amazon.com have decided to change the way it packs your purchases. There had been complaints about oversized boxes for minor purchases. Till the 01 August 2016, their oversized cardboard packaging on certain […]

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In Video: Cardboard Vending Machines

19/07/2017 by in category Uncategorised tagged as , , ,

How cardboard and confectionery form an unholy alliance thanks to cardboard vending machines Who remembers having a chocolate machine for a Christmas or a birthday present? They were pretty good so long as you knew where to get the Dairy Milk miniatures from after you emptied the machine. All you did was place a two […]

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More Creative Cardboard Tube Recycling Ideas

19/07/2017 by in category Uncategorised tagged as , , , ,

Other creative uses of cardboard tube, including kitchen and toilet roll tubes Cardboard tubes: you cannot fault their versatility, something which hasn’t been lost on us in original form as well as its recycled guise. What never ceases to amaze us are the wealth of creative ideas. They can form part of one’s knitting and […]

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Boy (3) in Cardboard Unboxing World Record

13/07/2017 by in category News tagged as , , , , ,

Christmas came early for three-year-old truck enthusiast Joel, who opened a cardboard box with a full size Volvo truck If YouTube is your second most watched channel after ITV or Sky Sports, there’s every chance you would have noticed a number of unboxing videos. They are ten-a-penny with people unboxing their recent purchases. Some of […]

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How Cardboard Tubes Have Inspired a Dance Troupe

12/07/2017 by in category News tagged as , , , , ,

Cardboard tubes and their role in the Tumaka’t Danza Contemporanea’s performance of Tubos In our previous piece, we looked at some more ideas for cardboard noise making. It is amazing how cardboard tubes can bring out the best in creatives, as well as their intended purposes. With the amount of noise that our cardboard musical […]

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More Tunes from Cardboard Tubes

12/07/2017 by in category News tagged as , , ,

Part Two: percussion instruments from cardboard tubes In our previous post on this subject, we looked at how cardboard tubes are used to create woodwind style instruments. Our last feature showed us how to make didgeridoos, flutes, and panpipes. If you went to Marple Carnival last month, or seen a gig of any description, no […]

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