No matter how shiny the gift inside, time and time again kids want to play with the box. We’ve found 19 epic transformations of an ordinary cardboard that will make you forget it was once a humble box. From mini-golf to airplanes to castles, flip through our slideshow to get inspired.

Kitschy Kid Kitchen

Okay, so maybe you don’t have the time (or space) to create a full-sized play kitchen for your busy kids. How about an adorable doll-sized version? You probably receive the perfect sized box from amazon on the regular, so start collecting and when you’ve got the material you need, head to Mer Mag Blog for the tutorial.

photo: Merrilee Liddiard via Mer Mag Blog


What’s the best thing you’ve ever made out of cardboard? Share with us in a Comment! 

— Christal Yuen & Gabby Cullen


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