Fun with Cardboard

I find that big cardboard boxes are great free materials to create some temporary fun for kids. Earlier I blogged about reusing the maternity box as a toy car. But we’ve also used the huge boxes my husbands workplace sometimes receives parts in. I thought a couple of the best things my husband did was when he turned the boxes into a little play house and slide for kids.24.3 Dad made a cool play house out of cardboard (2)

The play house (on the right) is about 150 cms and our kids could walk straight through the door. I think my husband spent about 2 hours cutting and taping this one together, it took for our kids and a couple of their friends about 5-6 hours of active playing to pull it a part again. But it was definitively worth the effort!


We taped the slide on our indoor stairs and it was a definitive hit toy in a fancy dress party for kids (were the fancy dresses did not stay on for too long). This one did not take long to cut into shape .





  1. […] done similar stuff with cardboard boxes before: there has been a kiosk, a slide and a […]

  2. […] box, which has been the source of many fun games lately even though it was lots smaller than the cottage and the slide that he made them […]

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