Cardboard Box Crafts
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Cardboard Box Crafts - A
Noodle Bracelet Craft - Use a cereal box, noodles, glue, and yarn to
make this fun craft.
Cardboard Box Crafts - B
Dad I Ever Saw Craft
- Get your creative juices flowing as you cut the cardboard into the shape of a
cutting saw and make it into a picture frame by painting and decorating it.
Nest Supply Box Craft
- Make a bird's day by supplying it with some materials to make a nest. Use a
cardboard milk carton to create the supply house. Who knows, maybe the bird
will make a nest in your box!
Box Craft - Make your own barn with a large cardboard box. Make doors
windows and more. Make little bails of hay by painting small boxes. You can
even make the baby food jar animals found under baby food jar crafts section to
populated the barn with animals.
Cardboard Box Crafts - C
- Turn a plain cardboard box into an enchanted castle. The cutting in this
project is heavy-duty and should be done by an adult. The child can help by
supervising and by designing where the towers and turrets should go.
Craft - Make a rocking cradle for your baby doll with an oatmeal box.
Cardboard Box Crafts - D
- Make a large cardboard dragon or make a smaller dragon by using a shoe box.
House Craft - Make your own doll house out of a shoe box, wallpaper,
carpet, scissor, and paint.
Cardboard Box Crafts - E
Craft - This is an easy way to make an easel using a sturdy cardboard
box. You will need the box, strong scissors or a craft knife and 2 clothes
Cardboard Box Crafts - F
- You can make a tiny theater that is useful for putting on shows with finger
puppets, popsicle stick puppets, or puppets on a straw. You hold the theater
with one hand and use the other hand to move your puppets.
Truck Box Toy - Children can make these fire trucks to pretend to ride
in or to use as a toy box. If you like, you can cut out the bottom of the box
(before making the craft) and the children can get in the box, carry it, and
walk around pretending to be a fire fighter. Practice speech sounds like
"eee-ooo, eee-ooo" (siren).
Cardboard Box Crafts - G
Guitar Craft - This is an easy way to make a guitar using an old shoe
box or tissue box, rubber bands, scissors, a paper-towel tube, and a pencil.
Cardboard Box Crafts - J
Box Craft - Instructions for making a cute,cardboard jewelry box.
Cardboard Box Crafts - L
- You can make this wonderful twig house using a cardboard box, twigs, and hot
Craft - Give your metal lunch box a new look by updating the
decorations on the outside.
Cardboard Box Crafts - P
Craft - Use a photograph, glue, scissors, and some cardboard to make
your very own puzzle.
Cardboard Box Crafts - R
Rattle Craft - Make a leg rattle just like the Native American's used
for making music while they danced.
Cardboard Box Crafts - S
Puppet Stage Craft
- Build a shadow-puppet stage with straws, a cardboard box, and more.
Craft - You can make this silo from an oatmeal box, a piece of
cardstock, scissors, and paint.
Cardboard Box Crafts - T
- Everyone collects special treasures. Here is a neat little treasure box you
can make to keep your treasure safe. You can also make these and use them
instead of loot bags at your next party.
Chest Craft - A simple-to-make pirate's treasure chest made from a
shoebox and paint. You can use this treasure chest at a child's party to hide
the treasure in a treasure hunt.
Cardboard Box Crafts - W
Frames - Use some old wallpaper scraps, a cardboard box, cardboard,
glue, and a piece of ribbon to make this inexpensive gift. The nice touch is
the family portrait drawn by the child and inserted into the frame.