Cardboard boxes are one of those things that are almost always in high supply at our house, so we’ve gotten really good at saving and repurposing them for as many crafts and activities as possible. You really can’t beat an upcycled craft! Today we’re sharing a few of our all-time favorite craft projects that all feature cardboard in some shape or form. Corrugated, cereal box, you name it, we will craft with it!
DIY Cardboard Cash Register
Kids will absolutely love this handmade cash register. Using a calculator inside makes it even better – clicking all those buttons will keep kids learning and entertained for hours!
Woven Storage Boxes
Save your empty tissue boxes and turn them into colorful DIY storage! With a little bit of paint and a simple weaving technique, you’ve got these handy baskets ready to use in any room of your house.
DIY Cardboard Display Cabinet
And speaking of storage, how about this amazing cabinet? Made from an oversized and sturdy cardboard box, you’re literally making furniture with items that would have otherwise been recycled. High five!
Bean Art Animal Mosaics
We have a serious crush on bean art! Save up any extra corrugated cardboard, the sturdier the better – it makes the best canvas for gluing beans onto.
Recycled Pizza Box Car Garage
Beep beep! If you’ve ordered pizza lately, turn the box into this cute garage for all your kids’ toy cars!
DIY Stenciled Feather Guitar
Who knew you could make your own guitar? Save up those extra-large cardboard boxes and cut them into this incredible craft. With a little elbow grease, paint, and stencils, you’ll be ready to start writing your first album.
DIY Chalk and Cardboard Computer
Kids can have unlimited screen time when they’re using this handmade cardboard laptop! The screen is made of chalkboard paint, so kids can change what they’re looking at as many time as they like.
Build Your Own Collapsible Cardboard Tent
If you happen to have a large flat box from a TV or computer, this is the perfect way to use it! The bigger the box, the bigger your tent. Don’t have a box this big? Make a mini one instead for toys and dolls.
Upcycled Cereal Box Nesting Dolls
Keep all those empty boxes from your pantry and turn them into these friendly animal nesting dolls!
Macaroni Box Cameras
Everyone loves macaroni and cheese, but maybe they’ll love these DIY macaroni box cameras even more. Talk about a win-win!