Eco-Friendly Cardboard Crafts to Make and Play With
At last, a genius way for you to put all that cardboard lying around the house to good use! Mailing boxes, paper towel rolls, cereal cartons and more can be transformed into a range of crafts, toys and games that guarantee hours of fun, imaginative playtime.
Blast off in a cardboard Rocket, set up a fun Ice Cream Cart or become royalty in a Castle Cubby with life-size play structures that will delight your little ones. Let big imaginations run wild with pretend play creations like cool Butterfly Wings, a handy Tool Belt or a Mini Monster Truck that’s built for jumps and tricks. Create games that will challenge and engage your kids with projects like a Pinball Machine, Tabletop Soccer and Cardboard Labyrinth.
With all of Kathryn’s best tips and tricks for sourcing, upcycling and handling cardboard, plus a wide range of inventive projects, this incredible collection is your go-to guide for easy, eco-friendly ways to transform cardboard into crafty creations your kids will love.
Kathryn Ho is a designer, craft artist and creator of the Instagram account Cardboard Folk. Her work has been featured in Olli Ella, Red Ted Art and hello, Wonderful. Kathryn lives in Brisbane, Australia, with her husband and three children.
“Cardboard Creations for Kids shares totally doable ways to transform recyclable materials into the coolest crafts and DIY toys! I love how Kathryn’s instructions are so easy to follow, and the finished products are loved by kids just as much as an expensive toy!”
—Michelle Nash, creator of 7 Days of Play
“Get ready to see your ordinary cardboard scraps turn into amazing cardboard creations! You’ll treasure these handmade toys that will lead to hours of playtime and exploration.”
—Agnes Hsu, creator of hello, Wonderful
“Kathryn’s simple and approachable steps make it possible for everyone to try their hand at exploring a world of cardboard fun. These projects are a wonderful way to build creativity, imagination and interactive play!”
—Jamie Menna, founder of Mini Style Mag