Monday, January 21, 2013

If you’ve read my blog for any amount of time you know I like the convenience of ordering from Amazon. As long as the pricing is the same and shipping is free, I might as well save myself time driving around to several stores!! So we end up with LOTS of boxes of various shapes and sizes. Being the thrifty creative Mom that I am, we do lots of playful, fun, and even educational things with them.

60 fun ways to use a box with kids

Here are some of our favorites plus some super creative ideas from some of my blogging friends.
  1. Viking Ship by 123 Homeschool 4 Me
  2. Mickey Mouse Bean Bag Game by 123 Homeschool 4 Me
  3. Light Exploration by 123 Homeschool 4 Me
  4. DIY Playhouse by 123 Homeschool 4 Me
  5. Sailor Boat by Growing a Jeweled Roseimage
  6. Make a Town by Hands On: As We Grow
  7. Cardboard Ramp by Hands On: As We Grow
  8. Car Wash by Dirt and Boogers
  9. DIY Block City by Living Life Intentionally
  10. Elephant by Living Life Intentionally
  11. Shoebox Fire station by Glittering Muffinimage
  12. Wearable Truck Boxes by Becca 123 Homeschool 4 Me’s creative sister!)
  13. Cardboard Box Fire Truck by The Good Long Road
  14. Create a Burning Building by Boy Mama Teacher Mama
  15. Dog House by 123 Homeschool 4 Me
  16. What’s in the Box Game by Learn with Play at Homeimage
  17. Bean Bag Toss by Dirt and Boogers
  18. Robot Helmet by Learn with Play at Home
  19. Post Box by Domestic Goddessque
  20. Dinosaur Helmet by Learn with Play at Home
  21. Make a Diorama by Learn with Play at Home
  22. Treasure Chest by The Imagination Tree
  23. Little Red Riding Hood Story by The Imagination Tree
  24. Cardboard Race Way by The Imagination Tree
  25. Fiber Optic Sensory Cave by The Imagination Treeimage
  26. Castle by The Imagination Tree
  27. Colonial America Stocks by 123 Homeschool 4 Me
  28. Apollo 11 Space Ship by 123 Homeschool 4 Me
  29. Cardboard Play Tunnel by The Imagination Tree
  30. Doll House by Here Come the Girls
  31. Castle by Here Come the Girls
  32. London Bus by Here Come the Girls
  33. Train and Tunnel by Here Come the Girls
  34. Police Car by Here Come the Girls
  35. All You Need is a Box by Teach Preschool
  36. Tissue Box Chicken by Putti’s World 
  37. Sensory Box by Happy Hooligans
  38. Golf Ball Paint by Happy Hooligans
  39. Cardboard Drop Box by Happy Hooligans
  40. Glowing Haunted House by Growing a Jeweled Rose image
  41. Paint a Box by Carrots are Orange
  42. Cardboard Car Park – Pretend Play by Make Do Friend
  43. Free Fun in the Box by Mamas Like Me
  44. Tissue Box Stoplight by Octavia and Vicky
  45. Box Cars and Trains by Mess for Less
  46. Jack in the Box Fun by Learning 4 Kids
  47. Going on a Bear Hunt Activity by Learning 4 Kids
  48. Building with Slotted Cardboard Discs by Putti’s World
  49. Cardboard Doll House by Red Ted Art
  50. Cereal Box Shadow Puppet Stage by Red Ted Art
  51. Cardboard Box Pirate Ships by Coffee Cups and Crayons
  52. Books about Boxes by Boy Mama Teacher Mama
  53. Monster Box Phonics by The Iowa Farmers Wife
  54. Pirate Ship for Figures by Red Ted Art
  55. Cardboard Box Guitar by The Chocolate Muffin Tree image
  56. DIY Kids Kitchen by Childhood 101
  57. Ice Cream Shop by Childhood 101
  58. Disney Perry the Platypus Costume by Kids Creative Chaos
  59. Ambulance by Taming the Goblin
  60. Cardboard Cranes by Taming the Goblin
  61. Guitar from Imagination Soup
  62. Ice Cream Truck by Taming the Goblin
  63. HUGE Castle by 123 Homeschool 4 Me

What do you like to make with your spare boxes?

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  1. Pinning this. Thanks for this great resource!!!

  2. Thanks for including us! Will think twice before throwing out a box now. Pinning!

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  4. I just made a 'closet' for my college son out of the box his futon came in. (I'll have photos later this week on my blog.) You never outgrow boxes! He even kept all his other packing boxes for "making a box fort", he said.

  5. How how managed to collect all this information regarding funny ideas to pack packing boxes. Really its nice, i enjoyed it. Packing boxes


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