There are few things more frustrating than purchasing a large, expensive gift for your child, just to have them prefer the box it came in to the actual toy. Well, we have a solution. Rather than wasting money on toys they’ll never play with, why not save cardboard boxes as you receive shipments, purchase items for your home, or after a move, and turn them into something magical your kids will really enjoy?
Kids Play Castle
While it will require some time and patience, consider cutting up boxes to create a castle for your kids to play in. Your prince or princess will spend hours enjoying it, and it won’t cost you a thing. Win, win.
Kids Play Town
Most children’s museums offer play spaces for kids to encourage the use of their imagination. With the help of a few cardboard boxes, you can create a similar space, complete with a storefront, houses, bank, post office—the possibilities are endless, as are the hours of entertainment this will provide your kids.
Think back to your childhood and the magic of a simple puppet show. Create your own puppet show stage with the help of a cardboard box, make a few sock puppets, and your theater is open for business.
Cut a few cardboard boxes to create slides and tracks for marbles to run through, and you’re ready for racing. So simple, yet so much fun.
Consider using your old cardboard boxes to create costumes for your kids. Robots are always a hit, as are pirate hats and swords, princess crowns and scepters, knight’s armor—let your kids choose what they want and run with it.
Why pay for plastic play food when you can make your own with cardboard? Cut it out and let your kids decorate it to create toys they’ll love because they made them themselves.
Cars for a Drive in Movie
Recreate the drive in movie experience in the comfort of your own home. Turn cardboard boxes into cars and park them in front of your TV to give your kids a night they’ll never forget.
Open up the top and bottom of a cardboard box, turn it on its side, and watch your baby spend hours crawling back and forth through it. An open box is just too fun to pass up.
Car or Train Track
Cut a cardboard box open completely so it lays flat on the ground, then use markers or crayons to decorate it with roads and houses. Set your little ones loose with cars, trains—really anything that rolls—and they’ll be entertained for hours.
Just Let Them Color!
While the ideas above are amazing, sometimes it’s nice to hand the reigns over to your kids and let them go. A cardboard box and a handful of crayons can keep your kids busy all afternoon!
(Bonus Tip) Storage
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