The Boxtrolls Team Up with Imagination Foundation for The Boxtrolls Cardboard Challenge #TheBoxtrolls #TheBoxtrollsCC

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The Boxtrolls Cardboard Challenge Imagination Foundation #TheBoxtrollsCC #TheBoxtrolls

I am a huge proponent of imaginary play. We’ve always encouraged our son to use his imagination. So I am loving everything about the upcoming movie… The Boxtrolls. I’m really impressed with all the activities surrounding the release of the movie on Sept. 26.

I shared recently how my son created a Boxtroll from clay… now he has the opportunity to build a Boxtroll from cardboard thanks to Imagination Foundation and Focus.

About The Boxtrolls Cardboard Challenge:

The mission of the Imagination Foundation is to find, foster and fund creativity and entrepreneurship in children around the world. Focus is working with them to sponsor a Boxtrolls Cardboard Challenge, where kids can create and build crafts inspired by the movie, using cardboard boxes as the main resource – just like the Boxtrolls themselves do.

If you live in or near one of these cities be sure to attend the event:

  • 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

The Boxtrolls Cardboard Challenge

I sure wish I lived near one of these cities because I know my son would just love to attend! It looks like so much fun!

My son is going to try to take The Boxtrolls Cardboard challenge, too. I can’t tell you how excited he is for this movie. We have it marked on the calendar.

Cardboard Challenge Details

  • When: 8/25-9/29
  • How to enter: Participants can share their creations via Twitter or Instagram by tagging their photos with the hashtag #TheBoxtrollsCC
  • Prizing: Grand Prize: 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.
  • Contest Rules and Regulations:

I hope you will encourage imaginary play with you kids and if you can’t make it to one of the events, still take The Boxtrolls Cardboard Challenge and enter! Remember, The Boxtrolls opens in theaters on 9-26-14.




  1. This is so needed in every child’s developmental stages.. we used to encourage it all the time when they were young.

  2. My kids are super excited for this movie. It looks so cute.

  3. This movie looks so cute. Getting kids involved in activities instead of just sitting and watching the movie is such a great motivation. Love it.


  4. I wish that I were closer to one of these cities as well!

  5. I LOVE this contest. I loved when my kids would build miraculous things from boxes and play for hours. This contest lets them win stuff too. AWESOME!

  6. Oh wow! I’ve never heard of this before. I bet my kids would love Boxtrolls.

  7. The Boxtrolls looks like an interesting movie. The boxtroll challenge can really develop and challenge their creativity.

  8. This kind of activity will sure to be fun for kids. It will enhance their creativity. Hope some org will also conduct the challenge here.

  9. My kids are excited to see this movie. It really looks great!

  10. I’ve never heard of boxtrolls. Sounds like a fun event though!

  11. Based on what he did with the clay, he’s going to do amazing box art too. He’s pretty incredible, Donna.

  12. I love this! Too often, we stifle our kids’ creativity, albeit accidentally. We need to encourage this type of thinking. Without creativity, we would have electricity or phones or much of anything.

  13. I love this initiative. Creativity is what leads the human race to bigger and better things. We need to nurture that in our children.

  14. Oh, man, I wish we lived near one of those. I saw the project your son made – it was incredible. I was thinking that I could use a big box we have and dress my daughter up for this 🙂

  15. It figures…I move from PA and in a year I have constant reminders. I think the closest we could see them from where I am now would be Texas, but that’s still a hike. We’re a troll imaginary loving family, I’m sure this movie will be a hit!

  16. this looks so cute

  17. This looks like it is going to be such a cute movie. I wish i was closer to one of the cities to attend the event.

  18. I cam’t wait to see this movie. It seems like a really cute one. Thanks for sharing.

  19. My kids haven’t really shown any interest in this movie at all. I love seeing the kids in their boxes. Too cute.

  20. What a awesome challenge. I find my kids to be most productive when they are working with a blank canvas, empty box, or sheet of paper. I will be sure to share this challenge!

  21. One fun activity here!! I am sure if my girls would experience this one, they’ll surely love it!

    Wish we also have that kind of activities here in our place..

  22. This looks like so much fun, my kids would love this!

  23. I love how creative it is! Cute movie too.

  24. We are so excited to see The Boxtrolls! I love how unique they are and how they inspire creativity. My little recyclers love to make characters out of boxes & other supplies. They would adore this challenge.

  25. This looks like a cute movie.

  26. We saw The Boxtrolls in theaters and thought it was odd yet cute. When a new piece of furniture arrived to our home a few days later, the kids had a fun time using the box to pretend they were Boxtrolls too!

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