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Roundup: 12 Cool DIY Cardboard Playhouses and Toys for Kids

by on Jun 10, 2013

If you have a cardboard box hoarding problem (who doesn’t in the age of online shopping?), consider turning them into one of these kid-friendly playhouses or toys!     

A girl is playing with cutout toys.A Beautiful Mess

DIY Cardboard Playhouses by A Beautiful Mess

A cardboard car with brown tires, a green floorboard and an open door.Ikat Bag

DIY Cardboard Car by Ikat Bag

Kids playing with cardboard animals.Flatout Frankie Cardboard Stick Animal DIY Kits by Flatout Frankie [via moodkids]

A cardboard box with pink tape around it.Jennifer Kirk DIY Collapsible Cardboard Playhouse by SheKnows

Colorful clothing is hanging out of a cardboard washing machine.Estefi Machado

DIY Cardboard Washing Machine by Estefi Machado

A cardboard rocket with blue stars on the dome, red and green stripes around the top, a circle of red, blue and green in the middle and white wings coming off the lower sides.Kate’s Creative Space

DIY Cardboard Rocket by Kate’s Creative Space

A pink bowl outside a small brown doghouse with a red roof, the word scruffy on a blue sign on the front and a toy dog in it.Ikat Bag

DIY Cardboard Dog House by Ikat Bag

Two boys with boxes that look like paper planes.Melissa McFadden Cardboard Airplanes by Melissa McFadden [via The Frosted Petticoat]

A child's stove made out of cardboard and other materials.Ikat Bag

DIY Cardboard Oven by Ikat Bag

A pink cardboard playhouse, decorated with white bunnies, nestles beside a chair.Maija Ukko

DIY Cardboard Playhouse by Maija Ukko

A child in a Spiderman costume rushes out of the cardboard castle.Christiane Lemieux

DIY Cardboard Castle by Christiane Lemieux

Mailboxes have been made out of cardboard and tape.Ikat Bag

DIY Cardboard Mailbox by Ikat Bag

Need some tips on how to get started working with cardboard? Check out this absolutlely incredible post on the Ikat Bag blog — it has instructions for working with any kind of cardboard imaginable as well as tips for designing cardboard structures.

Happy cardboard crafting!

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