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10+ Toys and Games Made With Cardboard Boxes

Endless fun awaits in your recycling bin!

Published on: December 22, 2023

Girl playing in a cardboard box made into a car

Can you say ‘parenting win’?

Keeping your kids engaged and off screens can be a challenge, especially during the long days of winter break.

The good news is that the solution is waiting in your recycling bin. You can use cardboard boxes to create new toys and games. And if you are anything like me, there are usually at least a few boxes from recent deliveries on hand, especially after the holidays.

The possibilities are as endless as your imagination (or your Pinterest feed). Make a fort, an easel, marble mazes, boats and more. With each of these crafts, you get an engineering or art activity in the creation of the project, plus the enjoyment of playing with the end result.  

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