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.

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

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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! 

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

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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

Enjoy!

 

14 comments

   

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
*These


   

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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