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.

Cool Castle

Of the more impressive cardboard castles we’ve seen, this one made for a two-year-old’s birthday takes the cake. Duct tape is used as decor, there are two spaces to explore and this crafty creation even has a drawbridge! We think the climbing rose illustrations on the side are the perfect touch, too. See more of this castle over at impressedinc.

photo: courtesy impressedinc


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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