Cardboard

A collection of our creative cardboard kids projects

Make a vibrant and colorful art-filled city neighborhood with cardboard boxes! This craft activity and drawing prompt for kids incorporates STEAM-building and creative story-telling for hours of imaginative play! | from barley & birch

Make: A Cardboard Box City Neighborhood

I have been super lucky to have lived in quite a few cities all over the US. Winter always makes me miss California’s beautifully sunny beaches, but when spring is so close you can taste it, I long for Chicago’s…

Make a vibrant and colorful art-filled city neighborhood with cardboard boxes! This craft activity and drawing prompt for kids incorporates STEAM-building and creative story-telling for hours of imaginative play! | from barley & birch
Use recycled materials to DIY your own super hip cardboard shape puzzle! A perfect learning toy for toddlers.

Make: A Modern DIY Cardboard Shape Puzzle

Geometric shapes – the loves of my life! While playing around with some basic shapes this week, I stumbled upon the idea for this hip (and incredibly simple!) DIY cardboard shape puzzle. Wooden board puzzles are such a wonderful learning…

Use recycled materials to DIY your own super hip cardboard shape puzzle! A perfect learning toy for toddlers.
Upcycle an old box and some scrap paper into these super cool mix & match pattern DIY cardboard necklaces! An easy and relatively mess-free craft for kids. | via barley & birch

Make: Modern Recycled Cardboard Necklaces for Kids

I don’t know about you, but gray winter days have me longing for a color injection – the brighter the better! These simple but stylin’ cardboard necklaces are the perfect cure for the winter blahs. This is a project that…

Upcycle an old box and some scrap paper into these super cool mix & match pattern DIY cardboard necklaces! An easy and relatively mess-free craft for kids. | via barley & birch
This cardboard set of play market food is an easy DIY, a great way for kids to learn about food, and looks SO adorable

Make: Cardboard Play French Market Food

Brrrrrrr! With the year off to a frigid start, I’ve put my indoor dramatic play thinking cap on this week and hunkered down for some recycled art time. I had piles of cardboard boxes leftover from the holidays I was…

This cardboard set of play market food is an easy DIY, a great way for kids to learn about food, and perfect for dramatic play . | via barley & birch
Kids will have a total blast crafting 3 pairs of bodacious 80's-inspired sunglasses out of an upcycled cereal box and paint! Free templates included.

Make: DIY 80s Shutter Shades

Grab your shutter shades…we’re headed back to the future! In case you missed it, we’re spending a whole week crafting to the 80s with some friends (you can check out the entire post list of 80s crafts here) and having…

Kids will have a total blast crafting 3 pairs of bodacious 80's-inspired sunglasses out of an upcycled cereal box and paint! | via barley & birch