We have a stack of egg cartons with our toys. We finish off a dozen eggs and the carton goes on the stack. A carton rips, it goes to recycling or the burn pile. Friends need cartons for eggs, we pass sone along. Such is the circle of life of the egg cartons in our house.
The stash with the toys has been part of many hours of imaginary play for GGirl. They are great for constructing cities and towers. They make great trains and cars. The uses are only limited by the imagination of a 4-year-old.
This morning after I put MMan down for a nap, I was invited to campfire-complete with logs to sit on and imaginary sticks with marshmallows!