After you are moved into your new home and unpacked, you will to find yourself with an abundance of cardboard boxes! Before you break them down and leave them out for recycling, here are some fun ways to keep the kids happy when you continue to unpack (and a few for you too).
1. Mini house competition
Channel the inner creativity, set out two boxes with some materials such as markers, clip ons, and rubber bands – the most creative designer wins! For more decorating tips, check out our blog on building a box fort!
2. Design your own treasure chest
Decorate the outside and let the kids put their own personal treasures inside.
3. Halloween costumes
Everybody knows most creative wins the best costume competition. Robots and gumball machines, oh my!
4. Puppet Stage
Decorate boxes to use as a back drop, add a blanket or curtains, and put on a show!
5. Puzzle making
Paint a nice picture on the box then cut the pieces up for the kids to put together
6. Attic organizational system
Once everything is put away use the boxes, labeled, as an alternative storage system in the attic, basement, garage, or closets. If you start the organization right away it will avoid problems down the line when you can’t find the Christmas table cloth.
7. Homemade Stationary
Cut up cardboard boxes to make your own post cards. Use ink stamps to decorate and write a message. No envelope needed!
8. A Natural Embellishment
Dress up a cardboard box with a design of your choice, line it with a plastic bag, poke several draining holes, and you have a new home for a small plant!
Still have leftover boxes? Check out our blog on recycling or repurposing boxes.