Repurpose Cardboard Boxes with Your Kids


Article by Hayley Hyer

Photography by Stock Images

If you're avoiding the stores right now and doing most of your shopping online, you're probably getting lots of cardboard boxes piling up at your house. Obviously, it's great to break them down and recycle. But, you can also find some fun ways to repurpose the boxes and use them with your kids! Check out these fun DIY ideas.

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"Teach kids to give back to nature with this upcycled cardboard box birdhouse craft. We’re reusing our Green Kid Crafts box today and turning it into a home for birds!"
—Green Kid Crafts

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"Pamper your Pets with a custom made retreat using a cardboard box, metallic spray paint and simple supplies."
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"How I upcycled a cardboard box and turned it into a kid's play stove for less than $5."
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