Cardboard Box Construction Ideas
   

 

SAM'S HUSKER STADIUM

Uploaded 1/20/2014

Sam was in a "football kind-of-mood" and decided to recreate Memorial Stadium using cardboard and a little elbow grease! Looks great!



 

 

CARDBOARD BOX KITCHEN - 1982

Uploaded 11/6/2013 by nancy h.

We made a complete kitchen for our 3 year old daughter form cardboard boxes. Refrigerator, sink and stove. The stove has an oven that opens and has a "rack" that was the bottom of the loser box. We used pop flats for the refrigerator and under-sink shelves. The stove "burners" were coffee can lids and construction paper. She played with it for quite a while; eventually it was replaced with a single piece commercial cardboard kitchen that took up a lot less space. Unfortunately, this is the only photo we have of it. I think we were using the baby as a size indicator for the grandparents.



 

 

BOT BOX

Uploaded 10/5/2013 by Kristina R.

A two headed robot!



 

 

LIFE IN THE FAST LANE

Uploaded 9/20/2013 by Beth F.

Both my daughters (ages 1 & 4) loved designing street signs (and even their own personal license plates) with our boxes! Almost a week of fun with these so far!!



 

 

TY'S BOUNCY BALL FACTORY

Uploaded 9/13/2013 by Ty F.

This is a creation from the box we got from Fat Brain Toys. We were inspired to create a bouncy ball factory. This includes a ramp for a truck to carry a bouncy ball to the top of the tower and drop it down. It goes down 2 ramps and the bouncy ball falls into another truck below. Ty (almost 3 years old) really liked to cut paper and glue the pieces onto the box, along with the pom poms. He loves driving the trucks to the top and watching the bouncy balls fall out the bottom. We had a great time creating this bouncy ball factory! Thanks Fat Brain, this website is a GREAT idea . The boxes always get more play time than the toys!!



 

 

PLAY HOUSE

Uploaded 9/4/2013 by Abby R.

Way More than a Box

 

Fun playhouse! thinking about adding an addition to it! lol



 

 

A STAGE FOR MY FROGS!

Uploaded 8/31/2013 by Paul J.

I'm 6 and I LOVE frogs. I made a stage for them to act out plays!



 

 

LESS IS MORE

Uploaded 8/30/2013 by Katie M.

Waymorethanabox.com Project:

Killian played with this box for two hours with absolutely nothing done to it. Sometimes less is more.



 

 

THE LAZY FISHERMAN

Uploaded 8/27/2013

My 3.5 year old son helped paint the boat and color the fish, fishing pole and hat. Projects are the best!



 

 

FAIRY PUPPET THEATER

Uploaded 8/22/2013

My daughter, age 5, decorated this puppet theater all by herself and staged a show for her family. She drew the background and cut out "dolls" from wrapping paper.



 

 

GOD BLESS THE USA

Uploaded 8/9/2013 by Julie M.

This space shuttle is made out of a moving box and decorated with tape.



 

 

TURKEY ROLLS

Uploaded 8/8/2013 by Elizabeth .

First I cut apart the box and made a smaller box to be my tray. Then I cut some of the cardboard up Into squares. Then I put them in the sink to soak do I could roll them. I had to put a book on them so they wouldnt unroll as they dried.Then I you're up the packing paper and used it a my turkey. (You can't really see it in the pictures) mom was really proud of me.



 

 

WILD FLOWERS BED

Uploaded 8/4/2013 by Elizabeth S.



 

 

WILD FLOWERS BED

Uploaded 8/4/2013 by Elizabeth S.



 

 

GRANDPA'S TRUCK

Uploaded 8/1/2013 by Cameron C.

This submission is from Cameron - a seven year old who loves trucks and his grandfather. For more great submissions check our Waymorethanabox.com!

 

My name is Cameron and I'm 7 years old. I used my box to make a semi-truck like my grandpa drives because I miss him when he's on the road.



 

 

WAY MORE THAN A BOX - WEARABLE PARROT COSTUME PROJECT

Uploaded 8/1/2013

How about combining two of our passions cardboard and animals into a great weekend family project. This great project from our friends at Makedo will make your child the most popular bird in the flock. For more information on Makedo and its unqiue product line that helps create amazing cardboard project visit them here. For great ideas and to share your latest project visit Fat Brain Toys' own "Waymorethanabox.com"!

Creating the Wings
Flap your way into the Makedo menagerie with these beautiful Bird Wings, as designed by artist Lottie Smith from the UK.

Although this Makedo creation looks intricate and complicated, Lottie has come up with some really clever tips on how to make these wings using only reclaimed cardboard and colourful card boxes.

Click here for printable PDF instructions on how to make your own Makedo parrot costume, just like Lottie.

WIll your bird wings be bright and colourful, like the ones Lottie made? With all of the boxes and packaging we use in our lives, there are so many colours and patterns to choose from to use for making feathers. You could make a rainbow-hued Macaw from South America, or a majestic Australian Cockatoo, or perhaps a haughty Hornbill from the mountains of Borneo!

Creating the Head

It's time to put a feather in your Makedo cap - no, wait! How about a hundred feathers!?!

Wrapping up our Wearable Bird Wing costume as designed by Lottie Smith from the UK, this Parrot Hat is sure to turn you into a complete bird-brain.

Click here to download printable PDF instructions. There is a template included in the document to help create the shape of the parrot's beak.

If you made a different bird costume than a parrot, such as a peacock or a gallah or even a sprightly little sparrow... you can still use these instructions as a guide. Simply alter the shape of the beak to match the correct bird species.



 

 

THE DINOSAUR

Uploaded 7/27/2013 by Philip M.

The Dinosaur was designed, constructed and painted by seven year-old Philip Margulies.



 

 

TIGER & STRIPE'S HOUSE

Uploaded 7/25/2013 by Camry B.

This big box became a house with a bedroom complete with a shoe-box Murphy bed that folds down, cereal box TV; bathroom; kitchen with a box refrigerator and strawberry box stove; box swimming pool, and box car (which you can't see because it is in the garage in back). The whole house was cut into three sections and folds back up into the one original box. You can see 'Stripe' in the pool, and 'Tiger' is in the coffee can hot tub. I'm an 8-year-old girl.

 

 

For more great boxes like this visit: waymorethanabox.com



 

 

CARDBOARD SUPER CAR

Uploaded 7/23/2013 by Britney W.

Check out the latest submission to Waymorethanabox.com!



 

 

CARDBOARD SUPER CAR

Uploaded 7/23/2013 by Britney W.

Check out our lastest entry for Waymorethanabox.com!  Looks like they had fun!



 

 

DISCO FEVER

Uploaded 7/12/2013 by Karina M.

Addison's dolls just had to get dressed up to get out on the sparkle dance floor and disco!



 

 

TORNADO INTERCEPT VEHICLE

Uploaded 7/8/2013

Inspired by the series Storm Chasers on the Discovery channel and his love of weather, Gabe made the T.I.V of tornado intercept vehicle that is used by Reed Timmer and crew.



 

 

WAY MORE THAN A B52

Uploaded 6/29/2013

The B52 Bomber was made by a group of 9 year old boys, (Kevin and Blake) and made over 20 flights!  It is made out of a Fat Brain Toys box and a stroller box! 



 

 

TIKI LAND

Uploaded 6/25/2013 by sophia l.

Created and made by a 7 year old girl!



 

 

WHO'S GOT MAIL?

Uploaded 6/20/2013 by Tara G.

One story cottage with lovely windows that lets in lots of light. We love getting the mail!



 

 

BOX APARTMENT

Uploaded 6/19/2013

Many big boxes put together to make a box apartment. We used zip ties to keep them together.



 

 

ROCKET

Uploaded 6/19/2013

We use zip ties to help the cardboard stay together.



 

 

DAVID'S ARMORED TANK

Uploaded 6/18/2013 by David J.

Made completely by David (9) without any help (or parental knowledge that he was even making it!) Features include moveable lever and telescope cover



 

 

CONVERTIBLE RAM

Uploaded 6/13/2013 by ryan b.

I have made a racecar and the reason it is called a convertible ram is because it has a convertible sign on the front and a ram sign on the steering wheel. All I used for this was some cardboard and some marker and scissors. 

 



 

 

CARDBOARD SOCCER BALL

Uploaded 6/7/2013

1 Cardboard box + 20 Hexagons + 12 Pentagons + 172 Cuts + 2ft of tape + 20 minutes of time = 1 totally awesome soccer ball!!



 

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