Got a lot of cardboard lying around? Why not make a few cardboard box crafts for kids? It’s easy, economical, and encourages a lot of play and imagination. Here are a few creative things to make with cardboard that bring hours of fun for your little one!
Things to make with cardboard: Gas pump
For kids, it’s fun to pretend to work at a gas station! This pretend gas pump is the perfect cardboard box craft for kids and sparks their imagination.
Create a safe one for them and let them pump “gas.” Even better if they have toy cars.
Another one of the famous cardboard box projects is making a dollhouse. It might be a cardboard box, but this is the fanciest doll house ever seen.
You can have your kids help you make it, too, as part of the fun.
An entire village
If you have too many cardboards to create multiple cardboard crafts, why not make an entire village? This one will work great, especially for the holidays!
Dress some houses with stripes, greens, and reds and line them up next to each other. You’ve got a cute neighborhood now.
In addition to the kitchen, you can even create a stove top for them to “cook.”
Don’t worry, there’s no real gas or fire, so it is one hundred percent safe!
A whole city
Grab some Legos, draw up a map of the streets, and BAM! Your kid has a whole city in the palm of his or her hands!
Your kids are royalty. So treat them like it! Get even more creative and use some leftover cardboard tubes from paper towels.
Looking for no-fuss cardboard box ideas? Turn a big cardboard into an elevator!
It may not take your kids anywhere, but they can have fun trying!
An indoor town
Keep the roads inside the box! With just one box, use markers to draw the roads on the inside. The driveable little town will be perfect for their small toys.
Toilet paper stamps
Want to make art with cardboard? Turn them into stamps!
It’s so simple; you will be kicking yourself for not even thinking of it! Just bend leftover cardboard rolls into the shapes you want. Easy-peezy.
This is the most extra playhouse, and we love it. Get some funky printed wallpaper in there. Maybe even build a couple of stories.
This is the most creative box rocket we’ve ever seen. Complete it with some decorative aluminum, stars, and colorful buttons.
Use some paint to decorate it, plus a tube to create an artificial lens.
Now your kid has a camera, and they can go around snapping all the pics their heart’s desires!
It may not be a Chanel bag, but for the price and convenience, it’s a perfect option for when your kid wants to play dress up!
Make a fruit stand
You know what is cuter than a stuffed animal?
A stuffed animal is lying in their own mini bed! You can even dress it with a mini blanket and pillows.
All these fun things to make with cardboard allow you to create these crafts with your kids. The process of making these cardboard box projects is already a fun time for them, more so when it’s time to play with them!