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Cardboard Box Crafts: From Trash to Creative Treasure!

Whether you’re a parent looking for engaging activities for your kids or an adult seeking a rewarding DIY project, cardboard box crafts are a budget-friendly and eco-conscious solution.

Cardboard box crafts for home and play

In a world of Amazon and DoorDash, cardboard boxes have become a common sight in every home. Once their contents are unpacked, it is easy to just toss them in the recycling bin without a second thought. However, there are so many creative things you can do with cardboard boxes (just ask your cat)!

What can you make with a cardboard box?

Armed with little more than a cardboard box and a few basic craft supplies, you can transform it into a functional masterpiece or a work of art. Here are just a few ideas of what a cardboard box can be reused for:

  • Storage solutions – after all, it is a box
  • Playhouse for both kids and pets
  • Costumes – anything with a boxy shape can be made. Just google cardboard box costumes for some awesome ideas
  • Organizing – use smaller boxes to organize the drawers in your bathroom, kitchen, and bedroom
  • Piñatas – make sure not to use too thick of cardboard or your kids’ arms will get tired swinging away to get it open

These are just a few examples, but the possibilities are nearly endless. I’ve gathered some cardboard box crafts to help you get inspired.

The list is split it into three sections: using boxes around your home, using boxes for your child’s playtime, and some additional fun ideas you may want to try.

Next time you get a delivery, think about what you might be able to make with the boxes!

Cardboard Box Crafts

Don't throw away those boxes until you've taken a look at this list of useful and creative cardboard box crafts.

Ways to use cardboard boxes in your home

Ways to use cardboard boxes for kid's playtime

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