An empty box is so much more than something to throw in your recycling bin. Let’s upcycle it today into toys! Turn your empty cardboard box into something magical for play. Here are our favorite ideas to turn a cardboard box into toys. These toy projects from boxes are great for kids of all ages and the ultimate boredom buster!
Empty Box Ideas for Kids
Get out the scissors and glue and make some of these incredible DIY toys all from an empty box.
Related: How to make paper boxes
Check out all the fun you can have with a cardboard box today…
1. DIY Millennium Falcon
The Millennium Falcon! Yes, your very own Star Wars vehicle! via All For The Boys
2. Box Cat and Kittens Craft
These little Cat and Kittens are adorable. Make them and tiny juice box kittens!
3. Homemade Light Brite
Wow, kids will love this fun Homemade Light Brite toy. So cool! via Toddler Approved
4. DIY Marble Run Game
This Marble Run would keep my little ones busy for quite a while! via Frugal Fun for Boys
5. Aquarium Craft
This Aquarium just might be one of my most favorite crafts of all time. It looks just like an aquarium! via Molly Moo
6. Homemade Doll Bed
Make a sweet little Doll Bed for your dolls to snooze in. via PopSugar
7. DIY Toy Car Garage
Park all those toy cars in this super fun Toy Car Garage made from a shoe box! via Mommo Design
8. Pirate Ship Craft
This Pirate Ship is so much fun! All you need for a pirate ship is an empty box. via Molly Moo
9. Homemade Mailbox
Have a fun day of playing pretend with this postal Mailbox! via Little Red Window
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10. DIY Wheelbarrow
How adorable is this Wheelbarrow? Kids will love playing with this. via Makenzie
11. Traffic Light Craft
This Traffic Light is perfect for playing cars or the game red light, green light! via Ikat Bag
12. Homemade Dollhouse
A real, functioning Dollhouse! This would save a ton of money. via My Cakies
13. DIY Noah’s Ark
Fill this Noah’s Ark up with your stuffed animals. So sweet. via The Craft Train
14. Homemade Barbie Couch
Make a super cute Barbie Couch for Barbie and her friends! via Kids Kubby
15. Rideable Dinosaur Craft
This riding Dinosaur would be a blast to play with. via Mood Kids
16. Homemade Camera
Pretend to be a photographer for the day and make your own DIY Camera! via Molly Moo Crafts
17. DIY Race Car
Make a pretend Lighting McQueen Race Car your kids will adore! via Krokotak
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Have you made your own toys? We’d love to hear about them in the comments.