What to do with cardboard boxes?
We buy a TON online, especially in recent months – and this means we have TONS of boxes. Have kids at home? Don’t throw away your cardboard – before you recycle it, play-cycle. Check out this variety of Cardboard crafts you can make with them.
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Here are 50 things you can do with a Card Board Box!!
Paper puss-n-boots. Bring life to your cardboard boxes by cutting them into storybook characters. at Kids Activities Blog
Make a no-water-needed aquarium – the fish are cardboard. Love how bright this version is from Made by Joel
Finger puppets are so fun, and easy to create. Cut holes into your “people” for the fingers. via The Pink Doormat
There are no instructions from this post from Cargo Collective, but the concepts are terrific – LOTS of cardboard animal face ideas you can wear!
Create an animal “dropbox” – if your kids are like mine they will love dropping animals (or cars) through the slots. via Meri Cherry
Your kids will disappear for an hour – all you need is a big box and a handful of crayons! via Berry Sweet Baby
Bring your self-portraits to life and “make a twin.” Color a picture of yourself and transfer it to cardboard, add brads for movement and you have a paper puppet. at Kids Activities Blog
Minecraft is huge at our house, if it is at yours too, try making these cardboard “creepers” from Ambrosia Girl
What a fun play date and a great way to enjoy all your Amazon boxes! Build and paintbox towers in your yard. via Meri Cherry
Take your playhouse with you – this foldable cardboard house is perfect for trips to the park or a playdate at Grams. via This Heart of Mine
Things to make out of cardboard
Make pendulum art using a diaper wipe dipped in paint, suspended, and swung onto a cardboard box. Have a hose nearby for easy clean-up. at Kids Activities Blog
Get ready for battle, create swords and a shield with cardboard and paper mache. via Red Ted Art
Create musical instruments with your leftover boxes. This one uses rubber bands from Minieco
A large box can be the perfect playscape. Draw roads and scenery for your small world toys to explore. via The Imagination Tree
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Cardboard box ideas
You can create a working loom using cardboard boxes and sturdy yarn. Super nifty! via Craft Leftovers
Take off one side of a box and tape the tops together as a “pitched roof” for these fun crawl-in homes. via Loft in Soho
Get building. You can cut cardboard into shapes to create a set of stackers. These are a great disposable toy, put a baggie-full in your bag. via Meaningful Mama
Cubbies are fun. Make a collection of box-holes to organize small toys. via Top Tips
This is a nifty pattern, worth the funds!! It shows you how to transform a box into a multi-story doll home. Available on Etsy.
Use circles, paint and googly eyes, along with magnetic tape to create some fun animal faces. via Meri Cherry
This cardboard town is so cute for riding cars and trucks around the playhouses from non-toy gifts
Teach your preschoolers fraction using this watermelon puzzle from Happy Tot shelf
You only need few supplies to make this Cardboard Roller coaster car inspired by The wonder park via Kids activities blog.
You don’t want to go to an arcade to play skeeball. Make your own using cardboard boxes craft. Via purposeful mommy
After seeing this Cardboard box lap tray, I immediately wanted to make one for me via The centisble life
Cardboard crafts for kids
If your kids are all about playing grocery shop, then you need to make this DIY Cardboard cash register. Via Handmade charlotte
Make your own Giraffe crafts for a Sophie fan in the house via Kids activities blog.
Make your own camper playhouse when you can’t camp outside via The Merry thought
The cardboard box elevator is so much fun for someone who loves pushing buttons. Via Repeat crafter me
Rotating knobs, drawer, refrigerator- this cardboard kitchen looks fun! Via Vikalpah
Easy cardboard crafts
Wondering what to do with a large cardboard box? Make this DIY grocery shop via Ikat bag
This wearable cardboard car will look so cute on your kids via Homemaker’s habitat
This marble craft will be an entertaining project to make and play via Kids activities blog.
No-screen version of classic bricks puzzle game helps your kids in problem-solving & logical thinking. Via Instructables
You wouldn’t believe this is cardboard. 3D faux metal letters from Grillo Designs
DIY Cardboard projects
Put your cardboard boxes together for instant shelving using cardboard boxes like Remodelista
You will love this take on upcycling a cardboard box with felt and wooden handles from Lily Ardor
Some spray adhesive and a yard of fabric are all you want to make your own storage boxes. Via The crazy craft lady
Make a beautiful lantern using vellum paper and cardboard via Etsy
Turn your Amazon shipping boxes into DIY Baskets for storing everything around your house. Via Vikalpah
Easy Cardboard crafts
Create your own one-of-a-kind cardboard reindeer decor for holidays this year. Via Kids activities blog.
Puzzles are a fun way to keep kids occupied, make your own cardboard puzzle game via Mixi studio
Circle or round weaving is so much fun to do! You can make trivets or wall art via Happy Hooligans
This Gingerbread tissue box will be a conversation starter. Via the tiny funnel
If your kids like stringing beads, this beaded letters from Kid made modern will be an interesting one to make for their room.
Cardboard box projects
Artificial flowers will look wonderful in this 2D cardboard vase compared to the plain glass ones. Via Lars
Don’t have a green thumb? Try making this Cardboard Catus to beautify your tabletop. Via Jennifer Perkins
This cardboard play food is perfect for playing pretend bakery. Via Handmade Charlotte
Do you always lose your hair-ties? Make a hair-tie organizer from a cardboard box to keep track of them. Via Fancy Momma
Make your own Dry erase board using clear contact paper/plastic bag and few other supplies. Via Curly made
The cardboard playhouse is super fun to make and play inside! Via A Girl and A glue gun
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