As we all know cardboard boxes are a massive source of fun for kids.
We have all bought that super expensive, much asked for toy for it to be thrown into the corner in favour of the massive cardboard box!
After a boring trip to the supermarket today to purchase a new microwave we came home and removed it from its oversized box much to the delight of number four.
We had a few hours before the school run so I decided to change the box into a car with the help of a couple of things we had knocking around.
If you fancy giving this a try you will need:
- A large box
- Five paper plates
- A plastic milk carton lid
- Coloured paper to cover box
- Four cupcake cases
First I pushed the flaps of the box inside leaving one end slanted to create a dashboard.
I then stuck a paper plate to the flap with the milk carton lid stuck to the centre to make a steering wheel with a horn.
To the side of the steering wheel I cut a small hole that he could put in a spare key I found.
Next I covered the outside with some red paper and then added the paper plate wheels.
Lastly I made a number plate on a piece of paper for either end and added the cupcake cases to make some lights.
For a boy that has a massively small concentration span this kept him occupied for hours.
He was pretending to drive his friends around, watched a bit of TV and then finally crashed out in it! Well worth the small amount of time it took me to make.
12 thoughts on “Hours Of Fun With A Cardboard Box Car”
Now – why do kids love a box? At least its a cheap hobby! 🙂 x
I have no idea but every child I know loves them!! Mine have been arguing over this tonight!! X
There is an unwritten law that kids have to argue fullstop haha – keep your boxes and save money this Christmas 🙂 xx
Ha ha so right!! What a good idea, it will save me a fortune X
That’s funny. My kids beg us to keep our big boxes too! They tried to make a fort out of a fee of them put together. Kids need more of that and less electronics!
I completely agree, I love them using their imaginations with things like this x
Love it!! What a lovely car and great recycling project 🙂 thanks so much for sharing with us at #toddlerapprovedtuesday x
Thank you it was real hit!! X
What a great idea! I bet he enjoyed it more than the toys that get bought for him lol
Yes loads!! He played for hours!! X
We have done this, such a simple activity that can bring so much joy! Thanks for sharing in #KidsCorner x
It’s defiantly a winner x