Cardboard Box Crafts

Cardboard box crafts

Well half term was full of rain so budget in mind we looked around our us for entertainment. A bulging recycling box means there is always some crafting material to be found. We scooped a few cereal packets a couple of egg boxes. My hubby was throwing out some computer cabling too and I had a bit of used silver foil on hand. We were in crafting heaven. Meet Bob and Dave….

cardboard box crafts


Cardboard box crafts

We wrapped their little cereal box bodies in silver foil, used the egg boxes to make heads. used cabling for arms and legs and with a bit of white tack made mouths and stuck on googly eyes and  made a nose. Aren’t they FAB! Full credit to my daughter for Bob and her dad for Dave.

Inspired by this my little girl then wanted mummy to make a horse. Hmm. The horse request changed to a unicorn when I was half way through but I wasn’t daunted(!) Cardboard boxes are sturdy, quite easy to cut and glue well. She decorated and the result is Spot the unicorn. We are very much in love with Spot.


We Know Mortgages cost the earth these days so why not have a go at building a cardboard box crafts. There’s no mortgage on that and your child can colour it in!
It’s amazing what fun you can have from your recycling box!


cardboard box crafts


The benefits of cardboard box crafts:

  • cardboard boxcrafts have endless play potential
  • You are aren’t over-consuming when you use them as you would have had the material in any way
  • boxes are recyclable
  • for cardboardbox crafts, a big dollop of imagination and creativity is required
  • You can always keep one in  your homemade craft box ready to be used – no special storage required
  • They don’t make a mess!
  • If you don’t have one you neighour/friend/ family member most definitely will


Further reading

You might also  enjoy my post on egg box crafts

How to make a fabric mache bowl

How to make a miniature garden

Chinese money crafts

How to make a teacup bird feeder


Create your own happy

Craft loving kids might also like my book Create your own happy filled with happiness boosting and creative activities for kids. You can buy it from Amazon and all leading book shops






  1. June 11, 2012 / 8:11 am

    Oh these are so lovely! Well done all of you x

  2. Becky
    June 11, 2012 / 12:03 pm

    Thank you Liz x

  3. Amanda
    June 13, 2012 / 5:16 pm

    Really Fab, they lok like an owl and a pussycat to me 🙂

  5. November 15, 2013 / 9:47 am

    hehe these are great.
    I’ve saved an egg box – no idea what to do with it yet – my partner just thinks I’m a hoarder lol
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