D-I-Y Cardboard Fun Projects

D-I-Y Cardboard Fun Projects

Toddler Fun with Cardboard Boxes: 9 Awesome Projects

By Meryl Weimer of babble

Okay toddler parents, how many times has this happened to you: you spend mucho dinero on the latest must-have toy and a ton of time getting the dang thing out of the twisty-tie straight jacket it’s wearing, only to have your toddler entertain herself for five hours with the packaging?
Toddlers’ affection for cardboard boxes is a universal truth. Seriously, it’s up there with their fondness for mac and cheese and their hatred for pants.
And sure, you could just put a box in front of your kid and call it a day, but if you’re feeling extra fancy you could take the lead from the awesome people behind the projects I’m sharing with you today.
I think your toddler will be super impressed. I mean, I would be and I’m 35 29.

Toddler House
Every toddler needs a spot to call her own, and who says it can't be made from cardboard?

Cardboard Kitchen
This cardboard kitchen would make a really fun rainy day for your toddler. There's a good chance that you already have the materials to make this! 

Parking Garage
Does your little one love playing with cars? I know mine does, and she would love this cardboard parking garage.

Your toddler's rockstar dreams will come true with this cardboard guitar. 

Critter House
My 3-year-old and her 5-year-old brother love playing "pets" and creating little homes for them. I know they'd get a kick out of this little cardboard house.

Shadow Puppet Theater
Isn't this a fun, creative use of cardboard? Your children will love entertaining each other with this wonderful project.

And Family Puppets!
The possibilities are endless with this set of family puppets. Your kiddos can first help decorate and then act out stories using familiar faces. Love this.

Vintage Airplane
His face says it all! Hours of fun await your little guy or gal in this homemade plane. 

All Aboard!
We love this cardboard train! I'm sure it would be the hit of any party for the preschool set. 





Kirstie Barton-O'Brien on 26 July 2012 14:18
These are fantastic! Something for my husband to do this weekend.....


Natasha Stokes on 26 September 2012 16:35
Wow such cool ideas! Will definetly be trying some of them this weekend!


Michelle West on 26 July 2012 13:22
Fantastic ideas... Just taken over doing craft for our coffee group so will be using these ideas... Thank you


Kylie Thorpe on 26 July 2012 12:01


Amy Buttery on 03 August 2012 14:50
these look fun to make- my husband is keen to give it a go!


Kristy Williamson on 26 July 2012 14:24
What cool ideas, love them


Keryn Young on 26 July 2012 12:19
I'm gonna show my husband the plane when he gets home, its right up his ally, very cool project!!


Rachel Meier on 26 July 2012 11:01
I just love the toddler house I know what my rainy day project is going to be :) or even the great wee garage


Rachael Burgin on 28 July 2012 08:39
Gosh this brings back memories of my own


Anna Bulley on 26 July 2012 12:48
Awesome ideas!I might start with the guitar and work up to the train =o)


Amy Tinker on 26 July 2012 11:07
These are gorgeous! We have millions of cardboard boxes every week so I will definitely bookmark this page for when she is a little older!


Steffanee Valentine on 26 July 2012 11:30
These ideas are awesome . Off to make my girls the train today :-)


Kylie Thorpe on 26 July 2012 12:01
This are amazing - need to go visit Harvey Norman or smith city for some big fridge boxes! I do like the little parking garage, I think that will be our first activity.


Rachael Burgin on 28 July 2012 08:40
Gosh this brings back memories of my own childhood and using boxes and lids from jars to make ovens.

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