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4 Awesome DIY Cardboard Box Craft Ideas for Kids

Whether you’re moving in or out of a house, you’re going to be left with lots of cardboard boxes lying around. Instead of letting all of the boxes pile up inside your garage, check out some of these DIYs that your kids are sure to love!

 

Box Car

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Does your kid have a need for speed? Make a cardboard box car. They’re sure to be spending the next couple of hours imagining they’re speeding around a race track. Who knows - maybe they’re destined to win a future Daytona 500.

Check out the tutorial here.

 

Materials:

  • 1 Cardboard Box

  • 4 Paper Plates

  • 2 Plastic Red Cups

  • Glue

  • Box Cutter

  • Packing Tape

  • Paint (optional)

 

Elevator

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Going up! It’s no secret that kids love to press buttons or anything they can get their hands on for that matter. This super simple DIY will keep your kids busy all day long. Let their imagination fly - maybe they’re already practicing riding up the elevator to get to their top floor office as the CEO of a major corporation (you can dream, right?).

Check out the tutorial here.

 

Materials:

  • 1 Cardboard Box

  • Googly Eyes

  • Printed Page of Numbers

  • Glue

  • 1 Tack

  • Sharpie

  • Box Cutter

 

Oven

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Those plastic toy kitchen sets can get kind of pricey. Making one yourself costs a fraction of the price. Better get them started on getting comfortable in the kitchen. Maybe you’ll get lucky and have Gordon Ramsey’s prodigy at your hands.

Check out the tutorial here.

 

Materials:

  • 1 Cardboard box

  • Scrap Cardboard

  • Box Cutter

  • Glue

  • 4 Blank/Old CDs

  • 5 Bottle Caps

  • 5 Condiment Lids

  • Printable Labels

  • Sharpie

  • Spray paint for the oven (color of your choice)

  • Plastic Sheet Protector

  • Duct Tape

 

Washing Machine

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The sooner you get them used to putting their clothes in the washer, the better! This DIY is easy, quick, and doesn’t require too many materials. You could even kill two birds with one stone, and put a laundry basket inside of the washer to make an easy way for your kids to remember to put their dirty clothes in the laundry!

Check out the tutorial here.

 

Materials:

  • 1 Cardboard Box

  • Glue

  • Sharpie

  • Plastic Sheet Protector

  • Box Cutter


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