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.

Up, Up & Away Airplane

For her son’s 4th birthday, mom blogger of Mini Mocha built this soaring plane with a few packing boxes, tape and glue. The best part of this creation is how light it is! Tots will be able to easily fly into the sky on their own two feet.

photo: Mini Mocha


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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