Crafts

11 awesome crafts you can make with a cardboard box

Don’t recycle that box just yet! Instead, make one of these fun cardboard crafts with your kids.

By Tina Barkley

11 awesome crafts you can make with a cardboard box

Photo: Erik Putz

Race car

Let your kids zoom through the living room in their very own race car. Find it here.

11 awesome crafts you can make with a cardboard boxPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Dollhouse

Make your own dollhouse as intricate or as simple as you’d like. This one is a series of “apartments” that can be broken up and played with however you’d like. Get the instructions here.

dollhouse made from cardboard boxesPhoto: Erik Putz

Airstream

For mini hipsters, the retro Airstream playhouse is a must! Find it here: The Merrythought                                                

airstream trailer made out of cardboard boxPhoto: The Merrythought

Minecraft

Minecraft fan at home? They’ll flip for this creeper box craft. Find it here.                                    

minecraft winter birthday partyPhoto: Tony Lanz

Playhouse

Everyone needs a place to call their own. This one guarantees rain or shine good times. Find it here: Rust & Sunshine                                                    

11 awesome crafts you can make with a cardboard boxPhoto: Rust & Sunshine

Box car

Make this box car for an indoor drive-in film. Find it here.                                          

11 awesome crafts you can make with a cardboard boxPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Play store

Be prepared to spend many hours playing the “customer” to your child’s shopkeeper. Find it here: Ikat Bag                                                                  

11 awesome crafts you can make with a cardboard boxPhoto: Ikat Bag

Plane

Fly in style with this colourful plane. Find it here.                                          

11 awesome crafts you can make with a cardboard boxPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Portable art easel

Don’t throw away that cardboard box! Make a sturdy and portable art easel for your mini Monet. Get the instructions here.

cardboard art easelPhoto: Erik Putz

Pet house

Why should humans have all the fun? Make something adorable for your best furry friend. Find it here: On My Honor              

11 awesome crafts you can make with a cardboard boxPhoto: On My Honor

Ladybug sensory box

A few basic supplies are all you need to make a cute and educational sensory box. Get the instructions here.

cardboard ladybugPhoto: Erik Putz

This article was originally published on Apr 02, 2020
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