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.

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We bet Lightning McQueen would trade his whitewalls for one of these garages. Using a shoe box and paint, it’s easy to give your motor-revving, tire-screeching tyke a place to park all his special cars.  Get the low-down here.

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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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