If you're a member of your local mom's group on Facebook you've probably seen the following two messages frequently; "Does anyone have any boxes they're looking to get rid of? We're moving and I could use more!" and "Hi! We've just moved here and we have a bunch of boxes if anyone needs them". The cycle of moving boxes, we need them until well, we don't. With the holidays coming up chances are you will also gather quite a few boxes from online shopping deliveries. Don't break them down, put them to good use! I'm sharing 4 ways you can create with cardboard boxes!
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4 Ways to Create with Cardboard Boxes
Do you have a lot of cardboard boxes around the house? I always have several on hand. Whether they’re from a shipment or if you’ve just moved and have all of those moving boxes left, cardboard boxes can pile up quickly and the only way to get rid of them is to break them down and take them to the recycling center, right?
That’s what I’ve always done, but recently I started wondering if maybe there is more that can be done with those boxes. So, I created a list of 4 amazing ways you can repurpose them!
Maybe you've already thought about ways the kids can play with those boxes, purpose you've created a puppet theater from them or just let them go at the boxes with crayons and markers (I've done this quite a few times!).
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I’ve found some great ways to put cardboard boxes to use that your kids will love. Not only that, but there are amazing ways that you can use them throughout the house for organization and any number of other things. From an inside dog house to drawer dividers and even some lovely flowers, I’m going to help you repurpose those boxes into amazing creations!
So, let’s take a look at how we can get rid of those cardboard boxes that we all have piled up and make some great stuff with them. If you happen to not have any on hand, and you're really looking for boxes, you should be able pick up cardboard boxes at any grocery store or department store. They’ll give them to you for free just to get them out of the way. I hope you’re excited to learn some repurposing ideas!
1. Build a Cardboard City
A cardboard city will be as fun for kids to make as it is for them to play in. You can take a number of empty cardboard boxes and build all sorts of shops and buildings for them.
And, the kids can help to decorate their city. A small scale city would be great for playing with dolls and toy cars or you could go all out and take several larger boxes to build them an actual playhouse size city.
This can be built and taken down every week so they can keep adding or figuring out new ideas!
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2. Build an Indoor Dog House
Don’t feel like your pet can’t benefit from having all these cardboard boxes either! Build your little dog his own little house inside the house with a repurposed cardboard box.
Your dog will love having his own space and you can decorate these so cute with cardboard shingles. Note, this is not going to work for an outdoor dog house obviously because of the cardboard but it’s great for giving your little pooch a little place of his own inside the house.
Just be sure to put it in a place that they're comfortable at.
3. Make Cardboard Cars
Kids love playing with cardboard boxes, and why wouldn’t they when those boxes are turned into these creative little cars?
You can make these so easily and they take very little time. If your little ones have grown tired of their toys, these little cars are sure to make them happy. They’ll spend hours playing with them and if you have a few boxes on hand, you could make so many different versions of cars for creative play!
You can also make an indoor movie theater for them to sit inside the cars and enjoy watching their favorite TV show or a movie. It looks like their own little drive in, complete with cute cars ( and no fighting on who is touching who either ).
4. Make Cardboard Art
What better way to put those empty cardboard boxes to use than to make art?
Plus, this is a project that the kids will definitely get on board with and it gives them something fun to do when they can’t get outside to play.
If you peel the cardboard apart, you get a great textured piece that looks amazing when it’s painted. Once you’re done with your art, frame it and hang it all over the house!
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There you have it! 4 ways to create with cardboard boxes! Some of these projects require the entire box and some only need sections of the cardboard, which means you could do a few different projects with one box, depending on the size.
Cities, cars and decor oh my! Other ways you can create with cardboard boxes is to make a robot costume, have your kids sit inside the box and pretend it is a boat and paddle them around. However you choose to create, you can turn just about any trash to treasure!
There are so many more fun ideas to use with all the moving boxes you have.
However, if you don’t want any of this to clutter up, it can be helpful to hire a moving company to not only assist you with the moving aspect, but can also cut down and take apart the boxes so you don’t have as many as you need!
A company in the Nevada area, Muscle Movers LLC Las Vegas is a quality company dedicated to helping you get to your destination with as little hiccups as possible. They can help you with short or long distance moving in the Las Vegas area and come with several pages of recommendations from customers!