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.

The Neverending Story

This toddler loves cardboard boxes so much that he got an entire play yard for his first party. Tiny guests had a blast in their cardboard play yard, and went from riding trains, rocket ships, cars, planes and more! See more of this awesome party over at his dad’s photography blog here.

photo: Sean Walker Photography

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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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