If there’s one thing that’s true about kids, it’s that they’ll often have hours more fun with the box a new toy comes in, than they do with the toy itself. And if you should happen to find yourself in possession of a big box, such as from a new fridge or TV, then you, my friend, have hit the jackpot for some simple crafty fun!
So don’t throw them out. From shoe boxes to huge boxes, we’ve found a bunch of fun crafts and activities that put those handy boxes to good use and keep the kiddos entertained for hours. Win win!
16 fun activities with a cardboard box
1. Shoe box aquarium
As parents of children who just will NOT stop growing know, shoe boxes are rarely in short supply – but what to do with them? Why not create your own shoe box aquarium with this fun tutorial from Papelisimo?
With some simple cutting, colouring and gluing, kids can create their own fishy paradise – add your own seashells and pretty stones from your latest day at the beach to really set the scene!