10 Fun Things to Make with Leftover Boxes from Christmas

I know it’s the middle of January, but my garage is still piled high with cardboard boxes from Christmas packages. Please tell me I’m not the only one. Instead of sending them all to the recycling bin, I thought maybe to help beat some of my cabin fever, I’d make some fun toys for Beck. Here are some projects I came across while brainstorming about what to create.

  • Cardboard Houses

    Cardboard Houses

    Making a house from cardboard isn’t a new idea but I love the customization of these ones. Maybe my wallpaper remnants will be put to good use.

    Click here for the tutorial on A Beautiful Mess.

  • Airplane

    Airplane

    If you cut a hole out of the bottom of this, it could be toted around Flintstones style.

    Click here for the tutorial on Mini Mocha.

  • Mailbox

    Mailbox

    Something about mail fascinates little people and since it’s unlikely they’ll be receiving much from the real mailbox, make their own special delivery system.

    Click here for the tutorial on Ikatbag

  • Top Hat

    Top Hat

    Think of all the different type hats you could make. You would have to have a tea party to wear them to.

    Click here for the tutorial on Play and Grow.

  • Parking Garage

    Parking Garage

    I didn’t have many toy cars growing up since I only had sisters but Beck already has a collection. This is a great place to park them all.

    Click here for the tutorial on La Factoria Plastica.

  • Play Castle

    Play Castle

    This is a simple project made very cute with the use of colored duct tape.

    Click here for the tutorial on MerMag.

  • Guitars

    Guitars

    Beck is always fascinated when my husband plays the guitar. If I made him one of these, he could get in on the music making action.

    Click here for the tutorial on Make It Love It.

  • Play Town

    Play Town

    If the box is big enough, you can make a whole play town.

    Click here for the tutorial on The Imagination Tree.

  • Doll Bed

    Doll Bed

    Beck doesn’t have any dolls but he does have some stuffed animals that would fancy this mini bed.

    Click here for the tutorial on Ambrosia Girl.

  • Shape Sorter

    Shape Sorter

    This toy would help teach shapes and colors. Perfect for the toddler in your house.

    Click here for the tutorial on Play and Grow.

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