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Creative cardboard for kids

There was a time when play was simple. Children had hours of fun playing with nothing more than a cardboard box. We put together some creative ways to encourage kids to use their imagination with just a couple of cardboard boxes. Have fun!

 

There was a time when play was simple. Children had hours of fun playing with nothing more than a cardboard box. We put together some creative ways to encourage kids to use their imagination with just a couple of cardboard boxes. Have fun!

Children love to play dress up and put on a show. With a few large pieces of cardboard you can make the perfect setting for play. We chose a classic theatre stage with waves, a sun, and a giant ice cream cone (because who doesn’t love ice cream?). Tape separate pieces together in the back and reinforce them with glued on plastic brackets. Hang the curtain from a rod and the stage is set for fun.

Cardboard boxes in assorted shapes and sizes are ideal for almost any project. Paint them in bright colours and make a cityscape where the kids can play with all their toys.

With a dash of creativity and larger cardboard boxes you can let both you and your child's imagination run wild. Sturdy double-corrugated cardboard used to pack bigger household appliances are perfect for constructing all types of play areas. You can build a hideaway, a pirate ship, or a magical fortress.

Every little girl wants to help her mom with the daily chores. Recycling cardboard boxes in an inexpensive way to create single items, or if you have plenty of cardboard boxes to spare, why not make an entire kitchen.

Playhouses large or small are lots of fun and allow children to express their imagination and creativity. Let them decorate their own playhouses with fabric, paper or paint.

Smaller cardboard boxes can be recycled into so many wonderful play ideas. I love this choo-choo train with all its accessories, made from assorted cardboard items.

 

 

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