Cardboard

A collection of our creative cardboard kids projects

This merry and bright cardboard Christmas tree is a fantastic recycled holiday art project for kids, and a great way to use up scrap paper and wrap! | via barley & birch

Make: A Merry and Bright Cardboard Christmas Tree

Rockefeller Center, eat your heart out! NYC has nothing on our eye-popping evergreen – the latest addition to our cardboard art project family and merriest little cardboard Christmas tree you ever did see. Cardboard boxes keep piling up on my…

This merry and bright cardboard Christmas tree is a fantastic recycled holiday art project for kids, and a great way to use up scrap paper and wrap! | via barley & birch
Make a modern, minimal winter village from collaged scraps and cardboard! A lovely holiday arts and crafts project for kids. | via barley & birch

Make: A Modern Mini Cardboard Holiday Village

Oh, the magic of MINI! I have a mantel that was desperate for some decoration, so after work the other night, I grabbed the nearest supply (cardboard boxes, of course) and started cutting. 45 minutes later, I had the first…

Make a modern, minimal winter village from collaged scraps and cardboard! A lovely holiday arts and crafts project for kids. | via barley & birch
Our cardboard DIY fall leaf match flip book is a fun way for kids to practice shape recognition while learning about positive and negative space. | via barley & birch

Make: A DIY Fall Leaf-Matching Flipbook

With fall in full swing, we’re exploring new uses for our free printable leaf activity kit this week! To compliment our leaf-themed art projects (check out our autumn magic paper leaf wands and funny face paper leaf stick puppets) we…

Use our free printable kids leaf activity kit to make a simple DIY flipbook leaf matching game!
Design your own adorable food truck with cardboard, paper and recycled bits and pieces - a creative kids art project! | via barley & birch

Make: Recycled Cardboard Food Trucks

One of my absolute favorite parts of summer in the city? Gathering up a group of friends and hitting up the food truck party down the street for some twilight tacos, fantastic falafel, and (of course) a waffle or two…

Design your own adorable food truck with cardboard, paper and recycled bits and pieces - a creative kids art project! | via barley & birch
This foldout cardboard city landscape book is an art project and reusable play backdrop all in one! | via barley & birch

Make: A Cardboard City Landscape Book

Open the pages of this oversized book, and a big, bold colorful foldout city is revealed! Made entirely of cardboard and paper, you don’t need anything more than scrap cardboard, colorful construction paper, scissors, and a glue stick to make…

This oversized DIY cardboard book opens to create a bright and bold colorful city backdrop for imaginative play! | via barley & birch
Our Paul Bunyan play pancakes are an incredibly fun sensory play activity for kids! | via barley & birch

Make: Paul Bunyan Pancakes for Sensory Play

These cardboard pancakes will have your little ones flippin’ their lids for some flapjack-themed sensory fun! Now come in close and huddle up around the fire tall-tale lovers…do you know the story of Paul Bunyan? In the Northern areas of…

Our Paul Bunyan play pancakes are an incredibly fun sensory play activity for kids! | via barley & birch