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9 Toys and Games Made With Cardboard Boxes

Endless fun awaits in your recycling bin!

Published on: May 16, 2023


Can you say ‘parenting win’?

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

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

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, then the fun of playing with the end result.

Click the arrow above the image or the link below to unlock your creativity.  

Up first: DIY marble run

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