When it comes to crafting with kids, sometimes the recyclables box can be your best friend. Over the years we’ve had lots of fun crafting with recyclables.
I’m excited to be a part of a group of talented bloggers working on a collaborative series all about creating with recyclables. Each month we’ll be focusing on a different material, starting with cardboard boxes in January.
I think cardboard boxes are one of my favorite materials to use when it comes to crafting. They are just so versatile!
One of my son’s favorite crafts using a cardboard box was the ice cream truck he created for the letter I.
The stuffed dolphin in the picture drives the truck around at least twice a week. I think its been used as a makeshift ambulance as well. When we created the truck, I never knew it would be such a hit!
When the kids were younger and we needed a way to keep the kids in their play area in the basement, I used some large cardboard boxes to make interactive walls for them.
They don’t use the spinning backpack wheel or try to do the mazes anymore, but are walls are still there! Much cheaper than building real walls, and easy to change/take down when needed.
But my favorite thing to do with a cardboard box is just to hand it over to the kids!