Around the Web — Cardboard Play Spaces

Creating a special play space for your child doesn’t have to cost a lot of money — especially if you have some empty boxes on-hand! Here are some inspiring play spaces (houses, furniture, and more) all made from inexpensive cardboard!!

Yay for cardboard!!!

This cardboard cottage is oh-so-charming! Found via


This cardboard barn is sure to bring hours of pretend play fun! I love the weather-vane and flower box details!! Found via


I love the simplicity of this cardboard play house design via


And this!! This is genius!!! An open-ended play space that completely folds up – perfect for those living in small houses or apartments! Found via


These cardboard furniture silhouettes make me smile! Found via

Have fun!!


  1. Dear Valerie,

    I like how our girls still like “the original”. It’s just a large cardboard box, and their imagination does the rest. πŸ˜€


    • And when we don’t have cardboard boxes on-hand, they turn the laundry basket into hot air balloons & sail boats! πŸ˜‰

  2. These are great! My friend sent me a link to a website that teaches you how to design children’s furniture out of sturdy cardboard. It’s been a while now, but if I find it, I’ll share the link. Cool stuff.

  3. Krista Tjossem says

    It’s “Not A Box” πŸ™‚ Love it! Best toy ever-the new lawnmower…. new toys for the hubby and the 4 year old. πŸ™‚

  4. My son would love the barn. These are awesome.

  5. These are amazing! My neighbor built a playspace out of a really sturdy cardboard box, and it even has two stories! Not sure how safe it is, but it’s pretty sweet. These are too. I can’t wait to make some more stuff out of “garbage” for my boys!