14 Magical Cardboard Box Crafts!!

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Sometimes the thing your child loves playing with most is the most unexpected. For instance, a cardboard box can be transformed into so many wonderful things. Even all by itself, a cardboard box can be colored and transformed through your child’s imagination. But with a little creativity and work, cardboard can be changed into the most magical ideas.

Check out these 14 Cardboard Box ideas after the jump — and instead of recycling that big box, keep it for hours of enjoyment!!

  • Cardboard Grocery Store 1 of 14
    Cardboard Grocery Store
    Help your kids play store ... and reuse those boxes at the same time!
    Learn how at ikatbag
  • Cardboard Haunted House 2 of 14
    Cardboard Haunted House
    Check out this Spooky idea to liven up October play.
    Learn how at Alphamom
  • Cardboard Ice Cream Shop 3 of 14
    Cardboard Ice Cream Shop
    My kids have spent hours making me imaginary ice cream cones and shakes -- if only we'd had this cute shop!
    Learn how at Childhood 101
  • Kitchen In a Box 4 of 14
    Kitchen In a Box
    Check out this adorable play kitchen -- easy to make from a box!
    Learn how at Disney: Family Fun
  • Kids’ Cardboard Car 5 of 14
    Kids' Cardboard Car
    Baby, you can drive my car ... check out this cute idea!
    Learn how at Childhood 101
  • Cardboard Plane 6 of 14
    Cardboard Plane
    Look at this clever cardboard craft for your little aviator(s)!
    Learn how at Mini Mocha
  • Cardboard City 7 of 14
    Cardboard City
    This cute city would be great for a playroom, classroom, or even a party!
    Learn how at The Busy Budgeting Mama
  • Cardboard Barn 8 of 14
    Cardboard Barn
    This fun idea brings the farm indoors!
    Learn how at Flickr: Mr.McGroovy
  • Cardboard Dog House 9 of 14
    Cardboard Dog House
    Make this fun house when the kids go through their "pretending they're dogs" phase. You know they do.
    Learn how at Design Dazzle
  • Cardboard Train 10 of 14
    Cardboard Train
    This charming train is easy to make from medium boxes -- check it out!
    Learn how at Ohdeedoh
  • Cardboard Playhouse 11 of 14
    Cardboard Playhouse
    Make a cozy indoor playhouse!
    Learn how at A Girl and a Glue Gun
  • Cardboard Shape-Sorter 12 of 14
    Cardboard Shape-Sorter
    Here's an educational idea for the classic shape-sorter.
    Learn how at Declutter, Organize, Repurpose
  • Cardboard Castle 13 of 14
    Cardboard Castle
    Make a home for your pretend princesses and princes with this cute idea.
    Learn how at Flickr: Mr.McGroovy
  • Cardboard Gingerbread House 14 of 14
    Cardboard Gingerbread House
    This festive idea is perfect for the holiday season!
    Learn how at Alphamom

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