Cardboard

A collection of our creative cardboard kids projects

Celebrate Halloween with this fun build-your-own Jack-O-Lantern play dough activity for kids!

Make: A Playdough Jack-O-Lantern with Pop-In Features

Recycle a cereal box and celebrate Halloween with this super cute build-your-own playdough Jack-O-Lantern activity for kids! Mix and match spooky features with your own round little playdough pumpkins for an afternoon of wickedly creative form and design play. And…

Recycle cereal boxes into a build-your-own-jack-o-lantern Halloween game for kids!

Make: Build-A-Jack-O-Lantern Cardboard Pumpkins

Five Little Pumpkins! With a little October magic (and a few well-placed velcro dots) you can turn simple cardboard pumpkins into an entertaining set of mini no carve jack-o-lanterns that your little ones can design, take apart, then rebuild over…

Four of our shape stamp collages sitting on a violet background.

Make: Scrap Stamp Shape Collages For Kids

Dig into the recycling bin, save some plastic bits from the trash and grab a pile of that scrap paper you’ve been stashing away because we’re making scrap stamp shape collages! Sometimes the very best projects come out of having…

Use recycled cardboard, household supplies and scraps to make the cutest DIY toadstool gnome home!

Make: A Cardboard Toadstool DIY Gnome Home

Earlier this week we made a simple set of DIY bean bag gnomes, and we’ve had so much fun with them, it only seemed appropriate to build them a cozy little gnome home! I’m preparing for a big move and am…

Our spring bunny and chick Calder-inspired cardboard sculptures

Make: Calder-Inspired Cardboard Spring Sculptures

Back when I used to live in Chicago, life didn’t get sweeter than chilling outside in a downtown plaza on a spring day, just people-watching and enjoying the fresh air. For those who have never been: Chicago is absolutely brimming…

This fun Alice in Wonderland themed DIY Valentine Box doubles as a tabletop croquet game

Make: A DIY Tabletop Croquet Valentine Box

One of my absolute favorite parts of being a designer is revisiting projects I would have loved to have made as a kid. I have so many that I filed away in my imagination and share every now and then…

These DIY recycled art pennant pins are a fun way to reuse an art project and share the love with your favorite chums on Valentine’s Day!

Make: Recycled Art Heart Pennant Pins

With Valentine’s Day coming up, it seemed the perfect occasion to share a little heart-based art. I’m on a major mission this year to further “green up” our art practices, and though it can be really challenging at times, I’m…