DIY Cardboard Construction Play Set


Do your kids love to play with large cardboard boxes? Do you wish you had more room to store them? Want to create a play set that allows them to build and rebuild imaginative play structures?? Then this project is for you!

To make your own cardboard construction play set, you will need a large cardboard box. Cut off all top and bottom flaps, as well as each side of the box to make several large flat pieces of cardboard.

Next, cut out notches at either end of each piece. To build structures, line up the notches however you’d like! Take them apart, and build something new again and again.

Once playtime is over, the play structures come apart and can be laid flat for easy storage.

Emily LOVED this and she built several things in one afternoon! She started with a small playhouse, then quickly took it apart to build many other interesting things.

Here’s her version of a train…

…and her personal favorite, a boat!!

The possibilities for imaginative playtime fun are virtually endless! Not bad for a large cardboard moving box.

For more cardboard play ideas and tips for crafting with cardboard, click here.

Have fun!!

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Comments

  1. Dear Valerie,

    We’ve had a lot of rain lately, but rowing a boat on the grass is a bit much!

    Love,
    Mark

  2. Love this! What a simple and remarkably clever idea! Thank you for sharing

  3. Great idea for some open ended play.

  4. I love this, I’ve tried to do it, but apparently my cardboard cutting skills are rather …… lacking.

  5. That looks really fun and so inexpensive to do! What a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

  6. love this! never thought to put those little slits in the cardboard! LOL going to have to build one with grandkids..the NEW way :) blessings!!

  7. I love all your cardboard ideas! You seem to do quite a bit with cardboard; do you know if you can get boxes without having to get the things that come in them?

  8. My 3 year old daughter asked what she was doing and when I told her she pronounced that she wants to go to your house!

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