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10 uses for a cardboard box you never thought possible!

Written by on May 23, 2015

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What can I do with all of this cardboard…

Once you’ve moved in, unpacked all of your boxes and you’re relaxing on the sofa with a glass of wine in hand you suddenly realise…

What am I going to do with all of these boxes??!!

Never fear – McCarthy’s will show you the 10 best ideas for using your old cardboard in ways you never imagined possible!

 

1. Cardboard Guitars – Seriously – and this is only number one. http://www.makeit-loveit.com/2011/03/mister-make-it-and-love-it-series.html#more

cardboard guitars

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. A drive in cinema birthday party or just  something fun to do at the weekend! http://www.craftymoods.com/2012/07/box-car-drive-in-movie-perfect-party.html#.VUD-kyFVhBc

cardboard cinema

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.  A game that not only looks amazingly good fun, but teaches your little ones how to spell. Win win! http://www.123homeschool4me.com/2012/10/e-is-for-elephant.html

cardboard animals

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. I know we’re a long way off, but should you like the minimalist look – a pretty cool looking Christmas tree. http://www.instructables.com/id/Makedo-Christmas-tree/step8/Build/

cardboard christmas tree

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Possibly the best cardboard castle I have seen. Ever. Unfortunately I couldn’t find instructions. If you find them – let me know!! http://pandafeed.net/the-stuff-that-awesome-parents-are-made-of-24-photos/image-parenting-11-jpg/#main  

cardboard castle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6. Simple but effective and customisable to your own taste. I have actually made this myself so can testify that it is in fact possible! (just be careful you don’t spill your bedtime glass of water!) http://www.adriancandela.com/Nit

bedside card table

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7. A boat. An actual, usable, real life boat. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-build-a-boat-out-of-cardboard-and-paper/

8. A great way to keep little ones entertained for a while! Just make sure they don’t get lost! http://www.livinggreenwithbaby.com/homemade-games-and-play-ideas/2/

cardboard-labyrynth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9. Another fun game! This one less educational, but fun all the same! http://www.ahappywanderer.com/2011/08/ball-maze.html

cardboard game

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10. IRON MAN http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-Ironman-Mark-VI-out-of-makedo-and-cardboard-/  

cardboard iron man

 

 

 

 

 

 

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