After seeing Caine’s Arcade, an 11 minute film directed by Nirvan Mullick, a fellow CalArts film school alumnus, our kids were inspired to make this fun toilet paper roll and cardboard box game they call “Rolly Rocky Holey”. Our five year old came up with the game idea and enlisted her brother (our 3 year old) to help her put it together. It turned out to be an hour and a half of nothing but fun and games as you can see below. Here’s how it was made and how it works…
First the kids raided our recycle pile for all the toilet paper rolls (who knew we had THIS many?!) They decided they’d tape them all together, set them up in the box, and throw rocks in them for points!
So off they went to de-paper the rolls.
To prepare the game box, K cut the front side open.
They were so excited, the box instantly became an impromtu spaceship.
Back down to business, K taped the rolls together.
Which turned into a sword fight!
After the “fight”, K cut holes at the bottom of the rolls so they could get the rocks out.
Then she taped the rolls down inside the carboard box, with some help from me when she got tired.
C opted out of this step and decided to take pictures of his feet instead.
The game turned out to look like a primitive dwelling of some type.
They couldn’t wait to get started playing!
And playing some more.
A few days after the kids made Rolly Rocky Holey, we heard Caine was coming to the Exploratorium, one of K & C’s top favorite places to play here in the San Francisco Bay Area. So of course we went to meet Caine and support the Caine’s Arcade Foundation! He had quite the setup…
K and C bought two fun passes for a mere $4 and away they went to play. Caine was ready and waiting with the tickets for prizes.
So many prizes to choose from! Caine had a large selection.
C fell in love with a matchbox car and K chose a set with beaded bracelets inside.
Nirvan Mullick and Team Caine is raising money not only for Caine’s scholarship fund, but also for the newly founded Caine’s Arcade Foundation to help to find, foster and fund innovation and entrepreneurship in kids like Caine. If you haven’t already, visit Cainesarcade.com to view Nirvan Mullick’s 11 minute film and contribute to the good cause.
We are also proud to announce that K & C’s Rolly Rocky Holey game was selected as a winner in the Deco Art Earth Day Craft Challenge at Modern Parents Messy Kids. Check out what we made with the prize we won!