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Make your own french fries box

Everyone loves a bit of burger and fries don’t they? So let’s make our own french fries box, so that we can cook, and serve them in style? Alternatively, you can combine these with our burger restaurant pretend play pack for even more imaginative play fun with the kids.

The pack consists of a cover sheet, instructions, the template for the french fries box, and finally our back sheet which we typically provide in our activities.

How to make your french fries box?

You don’t need too much to make this:

  • Scissors,
  • Glue, and
  • Bit of patience! The fries are optional 😂

In order to make this box:

  1. Scroll down to the button a little later on in this article,
  2. Download the template and the separate instructions,
  3. Go to the french fries box template, and cut the outline of the box out carefully,
  4. Locate the flaps on the box, and then fold and glue the flaps together, and finally
  5. Using the dotted lines on the template as a guide, fold the box into shape.

It really is as simple as that.

What does the french fries craft look like?

We have stuck with the yellow and red traditional fries colours, but added in a bit of KiddyCharts branding, so the reds and yellows are the ones you are familiar with on the site. We have thrown a smattering of KiddyCharts green into the designs as well.

So you can shout about how amazing your fries are, we have added, alongside our character french fries, the slogan Fried to Perfection. If you combine with the restaurant pretend play activity, this fun slogan will hopefully entice your customers to order the fries even more 😉.

Idea of how to play with the french fries box

We love this, as its such a simple craft, but you can extend the play with it in a number of different ways, including bringing in ideas for literacy and maths into the mix:

  1. Just print them out and serve them in your imaginary restaurant, this is the simplest and easier idea for play out there!
  2. Help create a number bonds activity with the french fries boxes. Print a few of them out, and make your fries, or make some paper ones with some strips of yellow paper, or long yellow Lego pieces. Put different numbers into the two boxes, and then get your children to complete the number bonds. You can work on Number 10, so you have a box with 10 fries, then another one with 3, and the kids work out how many go in the third box, and so on. You can use pretend french fries for this too,
  3. Print out a few, make them, and then stack them to improve imagination, problem solving, and motor skills. Who can use the most in their buildings?
  4. Print out a few of them, and see who can make a bridge with them, and what else do they need? Can the bridge hold anything? If so, what and how heavy?
  5. Use them to make CVC words. Print three out. Grab 26 fries and put letters on them – then place the letters into the boxes to make as many CVC letters as you can. If you want to try another CVC game, do check this ocean based one out too, and finally
  6. Use them as spelling activities. Ask them to spell specific words, provide them with some paper fries with letters on and get them to spell the words out. Even better use real alphabet fries for the letters instead! Fun, and they can then truly eat their words afterwards! 😂

Now you have some ideas of what to DO with it, here is where you download it, just click on the button below and it is yours:

We really do hope that you like this idea, and some of the play activities we have alongside. Any others, then let us know them in the comments below so others can have a go to. Why not pin it to Pinterest too for later. Come follow us on Pinterest too if you want:

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If you are after some more pretend play ideas, why not take a look at these? Don’t forget we have loads of learning activities on KiddyCharts, as well as other printables. Do explore when you get a chance.

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Thanks for coming along to see us, and we hope to chat again on here soon.


Helen is a mum to two, social media consultant, and website editor; and this site is (we think) the only Social Enterprise parenting magazine! Since giving up being a business analyst when juggling travel, work and kids proved too complicated, she founded KiddyCharts so she could be with her kids, and use those grey cells at the same time. KiddyCharts has reach of over 1.1million across social and the site. The blog works with big family brands (including travel) to help promote their services, as well as offering free resources to parents of kids under 10. It gives 51%+ profits to Reverence for Life, who fund a number of important initiatives in Africa, including bringing running water and basic equipment to a school in Tanzania. Helen has worked as a digital marketing consultant (IDM qualified) with various organisations, including Channel Mum, Truprint, Talk to Mums, and Micro Scooters. She loves to be creative in the brand campaigns she works on. Get in touch TODAY!

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