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Toys You Can Actually Make From Cardboard Boxes

by Steven Brown

Cardboard boxes are seen all around us. Even monthly purchase adds more to your collection. The people, who know the creative ways to utilize these custom boxes, love to play with it. The most interesting is the kids’ toys. There are unlimited ideas on the Internet to transform the old custom cardboard boxes to wonderful kids’ toy.

If you design them well, they look like you have purchased them from the market. It would be a great task for your kids to enjoy. Moreover, it can keep them busy for hours. Below are some of the fascinating toys you can actually make from cardboard boxes:

Cars and Gas Station

Creating cars and a gas station out of old custom packaging boxes is one of the favorites for kids. These recyclable can be converted into something magical to surprise your kids. For this, you need a few large custom boxes. Either cover or paint them. Another option is to invert their inward side so that it comes to the exterior.

Make a hole for your child to sit in. Design its wheels, headlights, steering, and windscreen for the pieces of cardboard. For making the gas station, join two boxes together. Make a screen on the top by using colored markers. It would be much fun for your kids of all ages.

Cardboard Guitar

Everyone must have a number of Amazon custom cardboard boxes lying in the corner of the house. There is a creative way to use these boxes to make a guitar. For this purpose, you need a small cardboard box. Cut out its top flaps leaving behind enough material to glue the guitar-shaped façade on its top. Make a hole on the upper side for the handle.

Roll a piece of cardboard to make a tube. Insert it from the top. Take another sheet of cardboard. Make the shape of the guitar and cut it out. Make small cuts on the top and bottom of the guitar-shaped body.

Take some colored rubber bands. Loop them in such a way that each rubber band fixes in each cut. For this purpose, you need to fold the cardboard so the strings may not break. Fix the body on Amazon box. Your guitar is ready.

Racing Track

The custom boxes obtained from any of your latest purchase can be used to design a racing track you’re your kids. For this purpose cut the taped ends of the box and convert it into a flat sheet. Cut the edges to form a rectangle.

Use a duck tape to make roads on the track. Make small lines from a white marker on it. Place your cars on the track. To make it more interesting, you can design a traffic signal light and a policeman from leftover cardboard.

Washing Machine

Another clever idea is to convert a dull looking cardboard box into a colorful play washer. It is a great toy for your kids to have fun. Even you can use custom printed boxes for this purpose. Cover them with a single colored wrapping sheet. Make a circle in the center of the box.

Cut it down with a sharp cutter in a way that it remains to attach a little from one of its sides. You can also make it transparent by using a plastic film. Make its boundary with black marker. Design the exterior of the washing machine by using a marker. Put some clothes inside the washer and enjoy. You can also tie a cord on the wall. Hang some clothes on it. Using a cloth pin will be an interesting idea.

Christmas Tree Doll House

Creating a dollhouse is an idea which never gets old. Each time you can design a dollhouse differently and make something new. This time we are going to design a Christmas tree doll house. For this purpose, you need a stack of custom packaging boxes. Engage your energetic kids with you.

Convert the custom boxes to flat cardboard sheets. Draw nine triangles on it and cut them down. If you want a colorful dollhouse, paint the pieces or cover them with an attractive paper. Join and tape them from the back as shown in the image. This will make a 3-tier dollhouse. Make a ladder and some little dolls out of cardboard. It would be great fun, especially during the Christmas season.

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