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25 New things made with DIY cardboard box anyone can make

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Today I am sharing 25 new things made with DIY cardboard box that are useful and creative. Cardboard boxes can be used to craft projects for kids, home or even organizers. These DIY cardboard box projects are easy, durable and safe to have around the house for kids. Some of these projects are unusual and extraordinary to create to be used for outdoor ease and decoration at home. The best thing about these cardboard crafts is that they are cheap and excite kids during the creation time and playtime till their little hearts are filled. As we know, they get excited and bored too quick so these ideas are just what every cardboard box collector parent wants to know!


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DIY Cardboard Box

You will find the following DIY cardboard box projects in this post:

  • Lighted buildings
  • cardboard boxes playhouse
  • puppet show
  • clock
  • cardboard box organizer
  • planter
  • cardboard box play kitchen
  • slide
  • easel
  • race ramps
  • lantern
  • cardboard box furniture
  • floral wagon
  • cardboard box decoration
  • projector
  • foosball
  • shelf
  • marble labyrinth game
  • cardboard box car
  • tree
  • guitar
  • cardboard box basket
  • DIY light box
  • cardboard box photo box
  • room
  • Suncatcher



DIY lighted buildings

I made these light boxes for my son’s superhero birthday party. Make these for summer backyard night fun or kid’s tent.

It’s also fun to make these for a party surprise or for a festive cake entrance in the room with only the building’s light.



DIY cardboard playhouse

On my to-do-list for this summer. Easy, safe and fun to make DIY cardboard box playhouse.



Cardboard box puppet show

Kids love to present a show. So many possibilities using this easy idea!



Cardboard box clock and more class cardboard box ideas from a book “Cardboard Creatures”.


DIY cardboard organizers


DIY thread spool organizer out of cardboard box and nails via murmur shop.



Cardboard box farmhouse planter via too much time


Cardboard boxes playhouse for kids


Constructing an epic cardboard box kitchen

All the little details made me fall in love with this one.



Cardboard box slide



Make a cardboard box easel that is easy to stand using duct tape and velcro.

Best part about this easel is that is can be flatten down and stored.



Cardboard box ramps race



 Make cardboard box lanterns



 Cardboard box furniture tutorial

This project is great for parks, beach and so much more.



DIY Cardboard Floral Wagon

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Beautiful containers made with cardboard box, decorated with stickers and lace pieces. And spray painted for final touch.

What a magnificence piece of art! I can hardly believe it’s cardboard!



How to make cardboard box projector



 Mini foosball table made with cardboard box is a fun project for kids.



 DIY cardboard shelf

I love this idea especially for kid’s room. It is safe and easy to construct.

Add in some crafty details with paint or decoupaged fabric and it will become a part of kid’s space beautifully.



 DIY cardboard marble labyrinth game



 Make guitars with cardboard box

Great for kid’s school project or fun time.



 DIY kids car with cardboard box via krokotak.



 DIY far away tree idea made from cardboard.



Cardboard box basket and more great ideas to make bins, baskets and boxes for less than five dollars.



Cardboard box vehicles


DIY light box for photography at night


Cardboard photo box

An easy tutorial to make a light box out of cardboard to take better pictures with good LED light at any time during the day or night.



DIY cardboard light box made with card stock box, string lights and plastic sheet with vinyl lettering.



Cardboard box room great for people who are always on the move.



Cardboard box sun catcher


You may also like:

Display kids art at home



Sea animal crafts



Kid’s room wall art



I hope you liked these DIY cardboard box ideas, be sure to leave a comment and let me know. Some links were missing original source, if you come across them leave them in the comment for us to add.



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  1. Steve says:

    Just wondering where I could get so many boxes. I was thinking Ikea have them pretty cheap, but have you had any luck going to a local shop and asking there? I suppose they throw away a lot everyday

    1. Hani Shabbir says:

      I think using a good coupon at Michaels can help you with a unique set of boxes, also rarely I’ve seen nice boxes at dollarama. I have seen them at wholesale craft stores too. I hope this helps!

  2. Mary says:

    What paint is best when painting card board boxes? Helping my niece make cardboard large cars for a party.

    1. Hani says:

      Acrylic paints or poster paints would work best. However, any water base paints works good as cardboard can soak up the extra water and working with kids these paints are easily washable without leaving any stains behind. I hope this helps!

  3. Samaadrita dasgupta says:

    Good idea children will love it especially the sea animals ooh I love love it. But they are to hard to make please share some easier crafts next time . Thank You

  4. SNK Social Fame says:

    Such a Very Informative and useful… Keep it up the great work.

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