01 Apr 2020
If you have just moved with us, you'll be aware that we are not able to collect your unwanted boxes due to the coronavirus lock down. We know that this can be an inconvenience, however, if you have young children it could just be a good thing.
Why not have a go at unleashing your creativity and have some fun making these great cardboard box toys. The kids will love them plus it will give you both a few hours of fun whilst #stayingathome!
And don't worry if you do not have a Bishop's Move box, you can use any other carton that you may have had delivered recently.
1. A Cardboard Flyer - featured on instructables.com
This fun, easy to make flyer can shoot up to 40 feet and will keep you entertained for hours. If you have a large cardboard box, you can make lots of them and create some fun games with your children - like who can shoot the furthest, or who can hit the target...
2. A Puppet Theatre- from Childhood 101
Make this fabulous puppet theatre from a cardboard box, add some finger puppets and let your kids imagination run wild...
3. A Collapsible Playhouse - from She Knows Parenting
An easy-to-construct cardboard playhouse for younger children to play in although it seems to intrigue the older ones just as much. We love the fact that with this design you can simply fold it flat and store it under a bed when it is not being played with.
4. A Pirate Chest - instructions at instructables.com
A great idea for any potential young pirates that you may have in your house, or just to store some toys in. Just follow the simple instructions to make this fun pirate chest out of one of our cardboard packing boxes.
5. A Marble Run - from TackyLiving.com
This blog has some great ideas on what to do with cardboard boxes on a rainy day - including this brilliant marble run. Your children can make it as complicated or as simple as they like.
We hope that you agree that these simple toys are great fun, and good for the environment at the same time. If you have a go at making any of these cardboard toys - post us a pic on our Facebook page or Tweet us using #BMboxes.