We’re excited to bring you another great article from POPSUGAR Moms, a fantastic source for mamas who want advice and news about everything from packing healthy lunches to mastering the art of stroller chic. This week, we’re featuring their picks for amazing DIY cardboard box projects.


8 Incredible DIY Cardboard Box Projects

Pretty much every kid loves playing with cardboard boxes, but you can take that fun up a notch by building an amazing cardboard creation sure to “wow” kids and adults alike. From pirate ships and airplanes to lemonade stands and play cities, the following eight projects just take a few key items to re-create, the greatest being imagination!

Pirate Ship

RcRfc6v0I6oxzraN42pnlGHS.jpeg:Amazon:photoThe awesomely creative mom behind Kate’s Creative Space made this incredible pirate ship using a square cardboard box as the base. She then “stapled long pieces of cardboard on either side to form a boat shape…and covered those in leftover wood-effect wallpaper for a nautical touch.” We only have one word: wow!

Box House

rjGcwrJICCQDRSQz01Qv1sYr.jpeg:Amazon:photoNessadee Art + Life created this incredible box house using a ton of boxes in different shapes and sizes, a hot glue gun, packing tape, scissors, and markers. Feel free to let your kids add as many embellishments (string, felt, moss, and more) as they’d like.

Box Cars

Y29T25TDTkatyXBUsU0w8C6p.jpeg:Amazon:photoNot Just a Housewife made these box cars for a “drive-in movie” night, but we’re betting your kids will find lots of other uses for them, too!

DIY Playhouses


Elsie of A Beautiful Mess created these DIY playhouses for her daughter’s second birthday party using large cardboard boxes, a box knife, wallpaper and wrapping paper, paint, masking tape, hot glue, and double-sided tape. So cute!

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Cardboard Doll Bed

vbPC5WswC7pSZrHjoaVSd5m9.jpeg:Amazon:photoAmbrosia Creative’s cardboard doll bed is a DIY project that any little girl would love! The coolest part: all the pieces interlock with tape or glue.


2U31xb0yV5MHR34KPYN6ern7.jpeg:Amazon:photoSmall Fry has step-by-step instructions on how to make your own cardboard airplane.

Box Town

tc1dINup9sVG1WafyL05oihF.jpeg:Amazon:photoPerfect for not-yet-walking babies, The Imagination Tree’s cardboard box town is simple enough to recreate. Draw a city scene, including roads, parks, train tracks, and more at the bottom of a huge cardboard box, add some wooden building blocks, and voilá, you have a build-your-own city!

Lemonade Stand


You only need one side of a cardboard box, along with some markers and tape, to create your very own lemonade stand sign like this one from See Jane Blog.

Which of these awesome cardboard box projects would you and your kids like to try?

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