If you have a cardboard box hoarding problem, consider turning them into one of these kid-friendly toys. Cardboard is an incredibly versatile material and is safe for kids to play with. Furthermore, DIY cardboard toys are cheap, creative, and often easier to make than you might think.

Let’s check out some of the toys you can make using cardboard. Pick one or two to do with your kids!


Here is an easy dollhouse made out of recycled cardboard to create and put together. Get the how-to at My cakies.


DIY Cardboard Kitchenette. I just love this idea from pimpelwit !


DIY Chalkboard & Cardboard Computer. An amazing project by Marie-Laure Pham-Bouwens for Handmade Charlotte.



Cute Shoebox School for a pretend play. Get the how-to at Mollymoo

Hopefully, these ideas inspire you, let your kids use their imagination!

First photo: Really cool Cardboard TV project. Get the how-to at Estefi Machado

Need more inspiration? We’ve selected lots of ideas at our craft section. Have a look!