Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Cardboard box - never ending fun

We all know that kids love toys. Well, the thing they love as much is the package that toy comes in! Most of you have had moments in your lives when you have bough this great new toy for your toddler and you thought it will be just perfect for her / him. And what has happened? The kid loves the cardboard box or wrapping paper more than the actual toy! :)

Well, it does happens. It happened to me too. Don't be sad! It's a good thing! Cardboard boxes are perfect toys for toddlers: they are empty, they are light and with little paint and scissors, they can be turned to so many great things!

Today, we would like to invite you to check out two articles about using cardboard boxes as toys:

Also, we would like to invite you to check the Ikatbag's post about working with cardboard. This is the lady who has had so many great ideas about turning cardboard to toys and one of them is for a cardboard cake I've adopted that my toddler still plays with months after it's been created!


  1. The book "Too Many Toys" is a great one that incorportates this idea. Love that eisle by the way!

  2. Awesome idea - There are literally so many things to do with a cardboard box - Found a site the other day and she makes all sorts of things from cardboard. boats, cars, Doll houses, -- so much more. I like the painting board.

  3. Thanks so much for featuring my Think Outside The Box article! I appreciate you taking the time to check it out, and I'm flattered that you enjoyed my work enough to feature it! :-) Hope it gives everyone some good ideas! Thanks again, and have a GREAT day! Keep smilin'!

    - Mindy Jacobsen aka "spritequeen"

  4. Wow amazing! I have wanted to buy a tabletop easel for some time but hadn't the money. I can't wait to make one.


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