Are you looking for ideas of items to make with cardboard boxes? With all the online shopping happening lately that means lots of cardboard boxes just begging to be turned into some great pretend play ideas.
Cardboard Box Pretend Play Ideas
Pretend play is such and important activity for toddlers and preschoolers but it’s not an activity that requires you to spend lots of money on resources. Why buy a toy kitchen when you can make one!
The members of our Facebook Group have been so creative lately and have shared some wonderfully creative cardboard box ideas with us. See some of their great creations below.
Pretend Play Ideas Made From Cardboard Boxes
Ice Cream Stand
Mayra made this fabulous ice cream stand using boxes and wrapping paper – how amazing does it look. I know my kids would LOVE to play with this. Make your own accessories for it or you can get a great ice cream stand pack HERE from Amazon.
Toy Car Storage
In case you needed a reason to buy a carton of wine, April used the insert of hers to make a great toy parking garage!
Jaina made this fantastic Gingerbread House – what a wonderful pretend play area! She let her kids help stick on the decorations at the bottom. What a creative cardboard box idea!
Brooke kept it simple and made some train tunnels from boxes – easy to make but hours of fun!
Cardboard Box Stove
Caity made this great stove from an old box. I love how creative everyone has been in our Facebook Group!
Cardboard Playhouse with Chimney
Miranda made this fun playhouse complete with a chimney and smoke! So cute and I bet her kids had so much fun playing in this one!
Hammering Golf Tees into a Cardboard Box
Shelby made this great toddler fine motor activity out of a box – golf tees and a hammer! Obviously supervision would be needed for this one but doesn’t it look fun!
Faith made a sensory box that looks like great fun!
Play Kitchen Cardboard Box Creation
Shilpa took making a play kitchen to a whole new level with this amazing creation! I wish I had a play kitchen like that as a child! Don’t forget to join our Facebook Group where all of these great ideas are being shared daily. While Shilpa made all of her accessories you can also buy some play kitchen tools HERE.
Cardboard Box Appliances – Wahser, Dryer, Sink & Stove
Wendy took this to a whole new level and made ALL the appliances – I’m pretty sure her kitchen and laundry is now more high tech than my own!
Play House with Toys
Georgia made this cozy play house. The inside looks so inviting!
Monster Box Creation
Georgia made this cool Franky Monster box! I can only imagine the fun that will happen with this one.
Kate used the cardboard that comes with frozen pizza and turned it into a pretend play pizza – great idea!
Kat turned some boxes into a carpark for toy cars and trucks.
If you enjoyed these ideas make sure you join our Facebook Group for more fun toddler activity ideas.
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