Make 5 Fun Cardboard Box Toys with your Kids

27 May 2014

Make 5 Fun Cardboard Box Toys with your Kids
What can you do with those left over cardboard boxes....?

When you move house with Bishop's Move, we do arrange to come and collect your unwanted boxes once you have unpacked and started to settle in - it's part of our green policy to re-use and recycle our packing materials. However, most people are quite often left with the odd cardboard box that will be unpacked at a later date. If that's the case with you, and you have children to entertain, unleash your creativity and have some fun making these great cardboard box toys.

Have a go at making these simple cardboard box toys - they are sure to give your kids (and adults) hours of entertainment.

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.