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11 shoebox crafts for kids

Here are some cute ideas for your kids to turn a shoebox into something special.

By Corinne Guirgis

11 shoebox crafts for kids

11 shoe-box crafts for kids

Train

Keep the little ones entertained by giving their stuffed animals a ride in this adorable DIY train. You’ll need three shoeboxes and four lids, a toilet paper tube, and some colourful construction paper to make it pretty. Thread some string or rope through the boxes to make an easy pull-along toy.

Get the craft here: Cutesy Crafts

11 shoebox crafts for kidsPhoto and craft: cutesycrafts.com

D Circus

Grab your best Crayola markers, crayons, paints and more to bring the circus to life. Use recycled materials, like file folders, to create circus performers and animals. Use foam pieces to make the characters 3D!

Get the craft here: Crayola

11 shoebox crafts for kidsPhoto and craft: crayola.ca

Mailbox

This easy-to-make mailbox is the perfect holiday craft for getting those letters to Santa. 

Get the craft here: Flower Bubbles

11 shoebox crafts for kidsPhoto and craft: Flower Bubbles

Table Football

Got a kid who’s soccer-crazy? You can help them make this awesome, mini soccer field fit for two players. All you’ll need to get started (besides the obvious stuff) are some wooden skewers, tack, clothing pins, and a ball. Now go score some goals!

Get the craft here: Mum in the Madhouse

11 shoebox crafts for kidsPhoto and craft: muminthemadhouse.com

Puppet Theatre

If your kids love to put on shows, this adorable puppet theatre will keep them entertained for months of family fun.

Get the craft here: Coloured Buttons

11 shoebox crafts for kidsPhoto and craft: Coloured Buttons

Doll Room

Your kids can really put their own flare into these rooms by picking their favourite themes and colours. 

Get the craft here: Creative Jewish Mom

11 shoebox crafts for kidsPhoto and craft: Creative Jewish Mom

Ocean

Have some fun under the sea with this adorable ocean craft, complete with fish, waves and seaweed. Add some fake seashells for that extra authentic touch! 

Get the craft here: Plaid Online

11 shoebox crafts for kidsPhoto and craft: plaidonline.com

Two-Storey Doll House

Make an entire doll house with as many boxes as you’d like (this one uses four). Your kids add a little personal touch to every room. 

Get the craft here: Kidspot

11 shoebox crafts for kidsPhoto and craft: kidspot.com

Habitat Or Ecosystem Diorama

Your kids can use crayons, construction paper, glue and other materials to create a habitat for their favourite animals. You can print off animals to colour in for an easier (and faster) craft.

Get the craft here: First Palette

11 shoebox crafts for kidsPhoto and craft: firstpalette.com

Car Garage

Your child can park all of her cars in this cool garage. Let her personalize it with her own colours and parking spots. Finally, a place to put those Hot Wheels!

Get the craft here: Productive Mamas

11 shoebox crafts for kidsPhoto and craft: productivemamas.com

Suitcase Box

This make-your-own suitcase is fun to create and pretend you’re about to go on an adventure.

Get the craft here: Family Crafts

11 shoebox crafts for kidsPhoto and craft: Family Crafts

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This article was originally published on Oct 28, 2016
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