31 Amazing cardboard box crafts for kids

Cardboard box crafts for kids

Cardboard boxes can be a really good staple for crafting. They are cheap and simple to come across and im sure you have at least one in your house, if not you might need to order more craft supplies and use the box they come in! 🙂

I was amazed and really excited over these ideas, a few of them especially No 9 and No 12, i would have loved to have had when i was a child, heck i might even play with them today, just got to wait for my little one to grow old enough first!

 

1.) Make a mini-camper trailer.

2.) Play dress up with a cardboard purse.

3.) You can create a custom kitty dream house.

4.) Let your kids play house by making them their own washing machine.

5.) Or, they can sell you their own fruits with this produce stand.

6.) Make a bed for their favorite toys.

7.) Create a safe gas pump your kids can pretend to use.

8.) Making a playhouse can be cheaper than you think.

9.) If your kids like cooking, make a kitchen for them.

It’s safe and easy.

10.) City plans for Legos and other toys.

11.) If you’re adventurous, make a BIG maze.

12.) Let your kids sew along with you, even if their machine is fake.

13.) You can also give your kids a phone without spending a penny.

14.) Let your imagination run wild and build a castle.

15.) Does your kid have a bike or Powerwheels? Set up some stop lights for them.

16.) You don’t need a real guitar to be a rock star.

Let them turn it up to 11.

17.) Build a play-barn for their animals.

18.) Or make a pirate ship.

19.) Decorate your walls with wild animals.

20.) Make a maze for some marbles.

21.) Let your child’s imagination take flight in this plane.

22.) Or you could make them a train…

23.) Or an automobile!

24.) Build a little big city with your kids.

25.) Set up a small store or coffee shop.

26.) Build an elevator in your child’s room.

27.) What about a drive-in movie theater?

28.) Or better yet… build them a Transformer suit.

find out more here.

Kids Fox Leaf craft project

One of the top trends for 2015 is foxes (see my other post here) and im sure they are going to start appearing everywhere just like owls did last year. So while your looking out for the must have fox scarf or bag, how can we get your little ones involved? Here is a great fox leaf craft project for them to begin with.

 

This fox leaf craft needs some nice coloured leaves, which should be still available outside your front door but you might want to wait until a dry day to collect or at least let them dry out a bit first.

 

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Materials Needed:

  • Leaves
  • Glue
  • Googly eyes

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Find different shape leaves outside and make them into the fox’s body parts. I love how she found skinny leaves and overlapped them to make legs! Glue on some googly eyes and add some leaves for the fox to stand on!

sourced from this article here at crafty morning.

Rainy day crafts for kids

Here are a selection of rainy day crafts for you to do with your little one when you next having a rainy day in.

Use the horrible wet cold day to snuggle in, put the heating on and get all the best things out of the craft cupboard.

Im definitely going to be trying the sensory bags soon!

Find the instructions for these tootsies art at

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sensory bags

I really love the idea of these and even as a grown up i cant wait to have a squish!

Here are the instructions for the soapy sensory bag:

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To make it, I filled a ziplock bag with one bottle of blue ocean body wash which I purchased at The Dollar Tree.  Then I tossed in a bunch of confetti that we had left over from Jewel’s birthday party.   I reinforced the ziplock bag with clear packaging tape before giving it to the girls.
This sensory bag is so FUN!  The more you handle it the more soapy bubbles you create, and the best part, they sparkle!

I agree these bags look really addictive, to find the instructions for the others check out growingajeweledrose

 

This is another idea i want to try, play dough that can be made in minutes and last 6 months, what is not to like about that? i love that there are as many varieties as you mind can think up, im liking the glitter dough. I can see my little one now squeezing her hands and watching it move!

You need:

  • 2 cups plain flour (all purpose)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 2 tablespoons cream of tartar
  • Up to 1.5 cups boiling water (adding in increments until it feels just right)
  • food colouring (optional)
  • few drops glycerine (optional- adds more shine!)

Method:

  • Mix the flour, salt, cream of tartar and oil in a large mixing bowl
  • Add food colouring TO the boiling water then into the dry ingredients (colour optional)
  • Stir continuously until it becomes a sticky, combined dough
  • Add the glycerine (optional)
  • Allow it to cool down then take it out of the bowl and knead it vigorously for a couple of minutes until all of the stickiness has gone. * This is the most important part of the process, so keep at it until it’s the perfect consistency!*
  • (If it remains a little sticky then add a touch more flour until just right)

Voila!

We use these Wilton Gel colours as they are much more vibrant and take only a tiny amount to colour the dough. We also use them in all our other sensory play activities to and they last for ever!

You can store this play dough in an air tight container for at least 6 months. If you live in a humid climate you might need to store it in the fridge and out of sunlight.

 

Find out more at theimaginationtree.com

Right, these have definitely got me excited for the next rainy day, rain dance anyone? 🙂