Here are some wonderful ideas for your children that involve cardboard boxes. Around Christmastime, our children will get plenty of things in cardboard boxes; we all know that babies enjoy the boxes more than just toys inside. The bigger kids can enjoy those boxes as well. This article will give you some ideas how to use those cardboard boxes for toys for your children.
About a guitar, all children love guitars, and singing. I will tell you how to make a cardboard guitar. If you child gets a new pair of shoes for Christmas, we can take this shoebox and with a little imagination it can become a guitar. For this one we need a shoebox, with a lid, duct tape and five rubber bands of the large variety. Take the top of the shoe box and cut a hole in the top, this hole will need to be a few inches in diameter that make sure it is a at least a few inches away from the edges of the box. Now take these larger rubber bands and secure them over the holes. You can the need to hold them in place, so. I suggest using a big strip of duct tape on the bottom of the box, across all five of the rubber bands so they stay in to place, and now you have a guitar. Of course, it’s a lap held guitar, a three to four year olds will love this.
If you have young kids in the house, and you’ve recently bought them little cars and trucks, you can use a shoebox or any type of box to create a garage. Just go ahead, cut the holes, and stuff in it so they can drive the vehicles through it. Because boxes are usually sturdier on the bottom of the box, you want to use is the top of the box to make the holes. The box will sit upside down when used as the garage. This way up when the kids lean the box, it is less likely to cave in on them. This may way when the children are done playing. They can put all the cars into it in the box, and this will make for fast cleanup of all the little toys.
If you have recently gotten a major appliance, you can use that cardboard box for so many things. The large size boxes can become hideaways, your child’s own little room, or Playhouse. Let them color around the outside of that and let them personalize this box. When the box becomes damaged from so much use, just toss it out, but it is a good choice for the children until that time.
The large appliance cardboard boxes also work. Go ahead and cut up one side so you can lay a flat on the floor, and let the kids have a ball. You can draw a long winding road, and then add the meandering railroad tracks, trees, or a town. You can put smaller boxes that become low buildings, blocks or logos, or whatever your imagination creates there that help make the town. A quite simply, just let a color on this big sheet of cardboard with crayons, markers, or even paint.