creative kids – that’s NOT a box!

There’s an old saying that you can just give the kid a cardboard box rather than it’s contents and they will have just as much fun.

These ideas from Lil Sugar take the humble cardboard box to a whole new level!

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If this is all beyond your ability or available time, you might love these goodies from our little shop;

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Make Your Own Cardboard Cars – $14.95 for a pack of 6

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Build & Paint Your Own Farmhouse $19.95

creative kids – cardboard playhouses

DIY houses

We are loving these DIY Cardboard Playhouses.  You can find the tutorial here on lovely blog A Beautiful Mess.

You can decorate them however you like – how much FUN!

not your average home makeover

When I was little, my sisters and I would create all kinds of teeny tiny dolly furniture from cotton reels and matchboxes.  If only we’d had one of these fab book shelf conversions to house them all in!


image courtesy of diaperstylememoirs.com

This one comes complete with carefully chosen wallpaper, wooden train track garden path and stacked books for stairs.  These home owners have also added a roof line and chimney using thumb tacks and string.  Oh the possibilities!

If you are thinking about taking on this project, check out the free printables and step-by-step guide on how to wallpaper a dollhouse by our friends at Ferm Living.

Here is another “house” project that could be added to whenever little ones feel creative.  Start saving your cardboard boxes now!

image courtesy of nessadeeart.blogspot.ca