50 + Clever Cardboard Box Boredom Buster Kids Activities

Check out this collection of creative cardboard box ideas that will have your children playing in no time. It’s the ultimate inexpensive way to beat…

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Check out this collection of creative cardboard box ideas that will have your children playing in no time. It’s the ultimate inexpensive way to beat boredom.

Whether you have one box or tons of boxes, this list of activities will give you something fun to do with them. I love how each idea will spark their imaginations and provide hours of creative play. Sometimes all you need is a box!

Clever Cardboard Box Boredom Buster Kids Activities: Entertain the kids with these 50+ cardboard box activities (#kidsactivity #crafts #boredombuster)

I divided the 50+ activities up into three categories: Play, Craft, and Learn.

Since making something out of cardboard is always a bit crafty, I’m sure they could all cross over into a different category. Some highlights are cardboard animal crafts, alphabet learning box, and cardboard box castles, cars, and boats. I’m sure you and your little one will find a whole bunch of things to do with your box before it gets thrown out in the garbage.

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Each idea features a picture below, followed by a link to the directions. 

Cardboard Play Activities

Clever Cardboard Box Boredom Buster Kids Play Activities: Entertain the kids with these 50+ cardboard box activities (#kidsactivity #crafts #boredombuster)
DIY Cardboard Minature Playground - Small World Play - Learning project with kids with Grimms wood dolls

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Cardboard Playground for Toys by Chalk Academy

Create cardboard jetpacks for kids for imaginative play! | Fireflies and Mud Pies

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Cardboard Jet Pack by Fireflies and Mud Pies

How to Make a Cardboard Box Car Ramp: It’s an easy recycled DIY project for kids to play with (#kidsactivity #toycars #cardboardbox)

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Cardboard Car Ramp by A Little Pinch of Perfect

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Cardboard Box Stuffed Animal House by Toddler Approved

How to Make a Cardboard Box Marble Labyrinth

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Cardboard Box Marble Run by Frugal Fun 4 Boys

Cardboard box roadster to make for kids pretend play

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Cardboard Box Car by Preschool Tool Kit

A DIY Cardboard Kids' Washing Machine - It is great for pretend play or a part of a learning activity for kids.

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Cardboard Box Washing Machine by JDaniel4smom

Colorful recycling craft buildings for a recycled town project. A fun DIY kids craft toy made out of recycling #recycling #kidscrafts #colorful

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Cardboard Box Town by Box of Ideas

Make a cardboard box dinosaur and have a prehistoric adventure! A fun craft for kids who love dinosaurs.

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Cardboard Box Dinosaur by Adventure In a Box

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Cardboard Nail Salon by Happy Toddler Playtime

Cardboard Kids Kitchen Tutorial

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Cardboard Box Play Kitchen by Artsy Momma

make a box tunnel

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Cardboard Tunnel by Picklebums

Upcycled Shoebox Dollhouse | Mama Papa Bubba

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Cardboard Box Dollhouse by Mama Papa Bubba

Space activities for kids

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Cardboard Space Shuttle by Mama Smiles

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Box Town by The Imagination Tree

Full Cardboard Train front view

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Train Box by One Time Through

DIY Cardboard Stackers - Homemade Building Toys for Kids

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Cardboard Stackers by Meaningful Mama

Make Your Own Cardboard Butterfly Wings from Fun at Home with Kids

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Cardboard Butterfly Wings by Fun at Home with Kids

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Cardboard Box Castle by DIY Inspired

penny spinners

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Cardboard Spinners by Teach Beside Me

montesori cardboard cuout puzzle activity

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Cardboard Rainbow by Active Littles

Make a cardboard car wash from a box. DIY cardboard toy for kids. Learn how to make it waterproof so kids can actually play with water. Fun summer activity. | at Non Toy Gifts

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Cardboard Car Wash by Non Toy Gifts

Noahs-Ark-Box-Craft-10

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Cardboard Box Boat by Craft Train

This cardboard set of play market food is an easy DIY, a great way for kids to learn about food, and looks SO adorable . | via barley & birch

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Cardboard Play Food by Barley and Birch

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Cardboard Box Barn for Toys by See Vanessa Craft

Cardboard-Skee-Ball-Game-13

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Skeet Ball Cardboard Box DIY by Mom Brite

fine motor activity for toddlers

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Washing Machine Activity by Days with Grey

DIY cardboard airport toy to make for kids. | at Non Toy GIfts

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Cardboard Airport by Non Toy Gifts

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Cardboard Box Light STEM by True Aim Education

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Cardboard Store by Chalk Academy

sun marble maze game

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Cardboard Marble Maze by Teach Beside Me

carboard slide

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Cardboard Slide by Everyday Best

Cardboard Box Ramps Race - DIY Toy for Hot Wheels Cars

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Cardboard Box Ramps Race by Frugal Fun for Boys

Cardboard Craft Activities

Clever Cardboard Box Boredom Buster Kids Activities: Entertain the kids with these 50+ cardboard box activities (#kidsactivity #crafts #boredombuster)
CARDBOARD OWL FOX HEDGEHOG WOODLAND ANIMAL CRAFT

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Woodland Animals Cardboard Crafts by Hello Wonderful

cardboard dinosaurs

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Dinosaurs by Powerful Mothering

Two cheerful cardboard photo frames decorated with tissue paper, pasta and flowers

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Cardboard Frame by Red Ted Art

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Cardboard Bus by Here Comes the Girls

quick and easy way to make your own table easel with cardboard

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Cardboard Art Easel by The Art Bar

How to Weave an Adorable Cardboard Llama- Such a fun and easy way to introduce weaving to kids

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Cardboard Woven Llama Craft by Pink Stripey Socks

Your preschooler will love creating beautiful artwork with rubber bands and paint!

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Rubber Band Splatter Painting by Hands on as we Grow

Cereal Box Aquarium Project Ideas

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Box Aquarium by The Best Ideas for Kids

kids drawing in a box

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Cardboard Box Art Studio by Fun Littles

Easy cardboard animals

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Animal Cardboard Craft by Red Ted Art

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Cardboard Box Car by A Little Pinch of Perfect

repurpose-cardboard-into-an-owl

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Cardboard Owl by Budget 101

cardboard box train

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Train Toy by Kids Activities Blog

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Cardboard Truck Painting by Happily Ever Mom

Recycled milk carton birdhouses and bird feeders are a fun quick and easy kids craft that anyone can make! Perfect for kids of all ages!

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Birdhouse by Happiness is Homemade

Cardboard Learning Activities

Clever Cardboard Box Boredom Buster Kids Activities: Entertain the kids with these 50+ cardboard box activities (#kidsactivity #crafts #boredombuster #preschool)
upper and lowercase matching letters

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Letter Box Activity by School Time Snippets

Use recycled materials to DIY your own super hip cardboard shape puzzle! A perfect learning toy for toddlers.

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Shape Puzzle by Barley and Birch

indoor hopscotch made with painted cardboard pieces and beanbag

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Hopscotch by Happy Hooligans

color sorting pom pom activity for toddlers

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Color Sorting Pom Pom Activity by School Time Snippets

Fine motor activity

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Tug and Pull Box by Messy Little Monster

Make Your Own Solar Oven S'mores

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Cardboard Box Solar Oven by Nourishing My Scholar

All Done Playing Our Car Parking Numbers Game - Craftulate at B-InspiredMama.com

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Car Number Parking Game by B-Inspired Mama

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Feed the Shark by Toddler Approved

jumbo cardboard blocks - Build with Letters

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Build with Letters by No Time for Flashcards

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Counting Box by Happy Toddler Playtime

recycled play to learn activities

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Alphabet Recycled Play by Active Littles

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Shape Box by A Little Pinch of Perfect

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Clever Cardboard Box Boredom Buster Kids Activities: Entertain the kids with these 50+ cardboard box activities (#kidsactivity #crafts #boredombuster)