13 Incredible Cardboard Craft Activities You Cannot Resist Creating

Did you end up with cardboard boxes following a sale or something? Well, you cannot stack them against the wall. So, fear not, we have a bunch of interesting cardboard craft ideas that’s sure to tickle your and your child’s creativity and interest. Get, set to recycle your cardboard boxes (Flintoboxes too)! Oh, you’ll need a few other stationery items, as well. Read on.

13 Fun Cardboard Craft Activities For Your Child & You To Bond Over

Photo-Frame Gift

Photo frame makes for a living room décor. Sit down with your child and pick out a photo that means a lot to you. Then, it’s time to create a photo frame by recycling a cardboard piece. Make it as colourful as possible. Stick the photo on the recycled photo frame! Well, here’s one that we created for Father’s Day.

Foosball In A Box

Here’s how you can recycle and transform the cardboard box into a football ground. You’ll need some straws and clothespins too. Create a foosball set-up with this cardboard craft activity and teach your little one how to play the game. Psst! you can hold championships too!

Handmade Card

A family event round the corner—a birthday or anniversary? You can get your child to create a simple yet beautiful personalised card by recycling cardboard. We made a handmade card for Father’s Day with buttons and yarns. It is a small desktop standee with a personalised message for dad.

School Bag Checklist

Is your child forgetful? Do you end up having to remind him/her every morning about what to carry to school? Then we’ve a creative solution for you! How about using a cardboard box school bag checklist shaped like a frog? Re-use an old cardboard box (we used the rim of a Flintobox!) and write a little check-list for your child as a daily reminder. We guarantee your child will never forget to carry his/her things!

Cardboard Box Paper Folder

Does your child have too many papers lying around? We’re sure once school begins, the paper load will only increase. How about indulging in a recycling activity to create a functional cardboard box paper folder for school? This way your child will willingly organise his/her important papers/answer sheets. Thus, making it hassle-free for both of you!

Fidget Spinner

You don’t need to be a child to enjoy this! Today we bring to you one of the hottest toys of 2017 – the fidget spinner cardboard craft. Instead of just spinning a toy, your child will learn how to make one from scratch! Is your child ready to spin some coins?

Friendship Day Badge

Friendship Day is right around the corner and we have a special activity in store for you. Celebrate the unsinkable bond of friendship with a fancy badge that your kid can flaunt. Ready to make the friendship day special badge? Then what are we waiting for? Let’s Begin!

Butterfly Garden

Butterflies flutter about around the flowers. It’s every day in the garden. Imagine recreating such a scene as a decor for your wall or table! Your preschooler will surely have a lot of fun creativity a garden from scratch. Well, how about using leaves that have fallen down. Take a look at our cardboard craft butterfly garden activity to get an idea!

Forest of Fir Trees

How about creating a magical forest table décor for your little one? Well, we created a mini forest filled with fir trees by recycling cardboard pieces and decorating them with coloured papers. You may add animals—giraffes, elephants, bears, or any magical creature.

Greeting Card

Your child wants to make a birthday card for his/her father? Worry not, we have a customised greeting card activity where your little one can recycle cardboard, stick coloured paper, and write a message for his/her dad. We made a greeting card for Father’s Day.

School Bag Checklist

Reminding your child to pack everything for school can be hassle free. Know how? With this recycled cardboard craft activity that will help your little one organise his/her bag better. Make a simple school bag checklist that in the shape of a frog like ours!

Cardboard Castle

Building castles is loads of fun! How about recycling some big boxes to make one from scratch? Create a complete empire for your little one using cardboard craft! You can also make a cardboard crown for the little majesty!

Cardboard Castle

Paper Folder

This new school year, help your child organise the important papers and answer sheets in an effective manner. Make a paper folder by recycling a piece of cardboard and using some coloured papers. Engage your little one in making a creative cardboard paper folder! Here’s how:

School Bus Pen Stand

Is your child’s study table messy with all the stationery items spread across its length and breadth? Well, it’s time to help your child organise better with this cardboard box craft activity. Your little one not only learns about recycling and creates a school bus pen stand from scratch.

Shoelace Practise Board

Kids take a while to master the art of tying shoelaces. So how about giving them a board to practise it? All you got to do is cut an outline of a shoe and punch holes. You can then teach your kiddo different shoe-lacing techniques! This is useful and will surely be fun!

Shoe Lace Practise Board

Key Holder

How often have you misplaced your house keys? It’s time to make a key holder with this cardboard craft activity that your child will absolutely love. Once done, make him/her in charge of putting the keys in place. This Father’s Day, we made a colourful key holder for dads who often misplace their keys.

Storage Station

Ready to recycle a cardboard box and to transform it into a useful storage space? With this creative crafts activity, your child can store anything he/she wants—magazines, small books, or stationery items. Get some coloured sheets, glue, tape, big or small cardboard box and you are all set! It’ll be a wonderful organised station and will look great too!

Business Card Holder

Wouldn’t it be nice to place those business cards lying around? It’s time to recycle a soap box into a business card holder by using coloured papers. Your little one will enjoy all that snipping! You can take off from the professional-looking business card holder we made for dads, this Father’s Day.


Interesting, weren’t they? It’s never too late to teach your child to recycle cardboard boxes. Do comment below and tell us which of the cardboard craft activities were super duper hit with your little one.


  1. Ranjana

    Thanks Sumitra for your valuable ideas…It really works wonder for growing kids

  2. Ranjana

    Thanks a lot gaya to 4 creative ideas

    1. Rakesh

      Thank a lot. Hope you enjoyed it. You can check out more such simple and interesting activities here – https://flintobox.com/blog/category/do-it-yourself

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