10 Easy Cardboard Crafts for Kids

Cardboard Craft Ideas For Kids

Make great use of your spare cardboard and keep the kids entertained these holidays with our list of amazing easy cardboard crafts for kids. Check out our list below, and don’t forget to share it with your friends! 

1. Toilet Roll Animals

Crafts for Kids

There are so many toilet roll crafts out there, we just love these cute animals! You can use paint, paper and googly-eyes to add details to this once you get the shape right. 

2. Shoebox Foosball

Crafts for Kids

If you’re after easy crafts for kids, this shoebox foosball table is perfect and will keep the kids entertained for hours! Simply paint the tips of the pegs and clip them to some wooden skewers. Make sure to cut off or cover any sharp edges for younger children.

3. Cereal Box Aquarium 

Crafts for Kids

This adorable cereal box diorama is super fun to make and looks wonderful. Glue the box lid shut and cut a window out in the front, then let the little ones decorate as much as they want!

4. Wrapping Paper Roll Swords

Crafts for Kids

Re-use your leftover wrapping paper rolls to make these super simple toy swords. If your kids love to paint or draw they can have lots of fun decorating these swords before playtime!

5. Egg Carton Critters

Crafts for Kids

Egg carton crafts are a favourite in our household! Re-use your old egg cartons with some pipe cleaners, paint and googly eyes to create these cute crawling critters. This one is perfect for anyone whose little ones are obsessed with bugs at the moment!

6. DIY Cubby House

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This DIY cubby house is perfect if you have any large boxes left over from the holiday period or from recent purchases. You may have to build the house, but your little one will love decorating and playing in it.

7. Cardboard Marble Maze

Crafts for Kids

This marble maze for kids will keep your little ones entertained for hours as they try and guide their marble through the obstacles. You can use two stacked box lids for the base and add popsicle sticks with glue for the maze walls. Don’t forget to add marble sized holes to make it even trickier! 

8. Shoe Box Dollhouse

Crafts for Kids

Is your little one looking for fun things to do at home? They will love creating a bedroom for their favourite doll or action figure. You can use a shoe box for the walls, thick wool for the carpet and sponges for the bedding and furniture. If you’ve got enough shoe boxes you could create a whole house! 

9. Cardboard Marble Run

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Have a ball making your own DIY marble run. It’s a great recycled craft idea to make use out of any spare box lids you might have laying around, and you can customise the obstacles to be as simple or as complicated as you like.

10. Milk Carton Houses

Crafts for Kids

We couldn’t put together a list of crafts for kids without these adorable milk carton houses! They’re super easy to make, and if you have quite a few of them you could even make a town! Simply make sure the carton is clean and dry before you glue it shut, add paint and use markers for the details.

Were these cardboard crafts for kids a hit? Don’t forget to check out our list of 100+ Crafts For Kids At Home for hours of art and craft ideas for kids!

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