Recycled Fun: How to Recycle Cardboard Boxes Into a Playhouse for Kids by Marge Jesberger

Playtime Crafts
3 years ago
Recycled Fun: How to Recycle Cardboard Boxes Into a Playhouse for Kids

Want to entertain your kids without spending a lot of money? Start saving your empty cereal, granola or any other type of boxes. When you have accumulated enough colorful cardboard, start building your church, house or school. Get the kids involved in the building process. Here's how to make the playhouse:

  • Tape of glue the boxes together horizontally or vertically.
  • Make sure you leave enough space for windows and doors.
  • Decorate with window boxes, fake flowers, even a mailbox.
  • Stock it with pillows, blankets and favorite books.

Once it is finished, use it for “quiet time.” Get creative and make it into a bank, beauty parlor or grocery store. If you are short on boxes, you could make something smaller – a lemonade stand or a big chair?

When you are done, you can recycle the cardboard!

Take 30 seconds and join the 30Seconds community. Inspire and be inspired.

Related Products on Amazon We Think You May Like:

30Second Mobile, Inc. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.

DIY Toys for Baby: How to Make a Container Full of Playing & Learning!

How to Make Homemade Play Food Containers for Kids' Play Kitchens!

Recycling Crafts: How to Recycle Containers for Creative, Economical Fun With Kids!

Ways to Use Wine Corks: This Cork Painting Activity Is a Fun Way to Reuse Old Wine Corks

Mike Prochaska
What kid don’t love a box and such great open ended play
Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
This is an awesome idea, Marge Jesberger ! I have let kids play with boxes, but never this elaborate and purposeful. Love it! 👍
Tiffany Zook
I heard of a child care that built a castle out of cereal boxes. Very fun!
Mike Prochaska
We tried to make an igloo out of milk jugs

join discussion

Please login to comment.

recommended tips

Crafts for Kids: Make This Recycled Rainbow Craft for St. Patrick's Day

How to Play Hopscotch: Why Hopscotch Is a Hopping Good Family Activity for a Child's Development

Recycled Craft Ideas: 22 Easy Crafts for Kids Using Recycled Materials

How to Build Your Own CLOD Puppet From The Jim Henson Company Series "Earth to Ned," Streaming on Disney+

Got 30 seconds? Sign up for and get the best of our tips each week!