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8 Things to do with a Cardboard Boxes


Yesterday I bought my son a new pair of shoes. Instead of being excited about getting a new pair of shoes, he was more excited about the shoe-box. What is it with kids and  boxes? We all know that at Christmas time kids are more likely to be seen trying to fit themselves in a box a truck came in instead of playing with the truck itself.

So in dedication to kids and their love of boxes, here are 8 uses for recycling cardboard boxes I found on Pinterest (click on the blue headings for more information on each of the creations).

Car & Train Box

This is an easy one, just use some textas to design the roads and cutout some tunnels for the cars! If you feel like being really adventurous you could make a bridge as well.








Car Wash 

You need to checkout the blog this one came from to appreciate this one to the full extent. Inside there are rollers made out of pieces of craft foam and packaging material – quite an amazing creation!







Cardboard Box Town

This one is quite effective yet easy to do – just draw on roads, parks, ponds etc (the kids can help do this as well) then get some of their blocks and bridges, people and of course, cars and trucks! Best of all the playing stays enclosed in one area (in theory anyway…!)






 Tissue Box Dinosaur Feet

Some old tissue boxes, some paint, glue, duct tape and a kitchen sponge is all you need to make these scary dinosaur feet!





Recycled Garage

Another easy on using some cereal boxes and toilet paper or paper towel tubes, some strong tape and texta for drawing in parking spaces!







 Mail Box

This is a fantastic one that also encourages kids to write letters so they can mail them. If they can’t write they can draw pictures! Also click the link for some other fantastic box ideas including a little house for soft toys, guitar, boat, oven, puppet stage and more!








Ball Maze

This is a fantastic one made out of tubes cut in half, glued to a big box. Use small balls such as ping pongs or experiment with other objects what works best on the maze.











Monster box

I love these! Made out of tissue boxes, egg carton eyes and white craft foam for the teeth. Paint/decorate as you please! These guys look really effective.







And there are more! There are tonnes of ideas on Pinterest and we also found another blog here with 32 ideas on what to do with cardboard boxes.






Categories : For Kids to Make


  1. andres says:

    fuck this

  2. Wow! Love, love, love this post! It’s so much fun to see all of these great ideas! I will share this post with my family and friends, will keep it in my idea!

  3. Post box, Homemade baby and toddler toys, Material pulling box for babies, Cardboard flowers is the creative ways to do with a cardboard board boxes.

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