As a kid on Christmas morning you rush downstair to open your presents from Santa, leaving paper and boxes scattered across the floor. After the magic of your new toys wore off, you turned to something simpler...a cardboard box. Giant boxes that once held your pretend kitchen are transformed into castles or rocketships for hours of entertainment. You would spend hours inside your make-shift kingdom with crayons and stickers decorating every inch, because it was YOUR space. Have you ever wondered why kids have such a facination with cardboard boxes, especially when they have perfectly good toys? Maybe because it feels like a cave or maybe just because its new. Whatever the reason at the holidays there are always boxes to be played with.
The holiday shopping season has begun and with all those orders you are going to get lots and lots of boxes. Instead of breaking them down and throwing them out, put them to good use and create something new out of all that cardboard.
Recently, Amazon sent out their holiday toy catalog and on the back it featured fun ways to make costumes out of cardboard. Check it out here: amazon.com/boxcostumes
. After you build your cardboard costumes, Plaid has a variety of paint kits to give your outfit color.
We want to take it a step further and give you some other fun and easy ways to reuse your cardboard boxes! With each box from an online order, make something fun for your kids to play with while they wait for the excitment of Christmas. These ideas will instill fun and the saticifaction of salvaging and reusing something you already have at home.
Use cardboard to create unique, personalized gift tags. Pair with some simple kraft paper and you are set!
Make your little one a table-top castle for hours of endless, medieval fun!
No way to display your holiday snacks? Make your own festive tiered tower out of your old boxes for a stunning holiday display.
Make a fashion statement and create some stylish jewelry.
Create a mistical fairy experience with a pair of cardboard wings for your favorite sprite.
Cardboard Fairy Craft via Mer Mag
The ultimate cardboard creation is a kiddy castle, complete with windows, doors, and flags.
Cardboard Castle via Rambling Renovators
Share your cardboard masterpieces with us by using #PlaidCrafts.