5 WAYS TO PLAY WITH A BIG CARDBOARD BOX

I've a habit of decluttering and throwing away stuff because I keep moving house and you really don't want to pack so much whenever and wherever you go. But since the kids came along, I'm a hoarder for stuff, not stuff for myself, but stuff which I can recycle to make toys for them. My husband is always nagging me about the 'pile' which is accumulating. 

I begged him to let me keep 2 big cardboard boxes for the kids. They were from some IKEA furniture we bought so they're in very good condition and clean. These 2 boxes were literally my 'lifesavers', helping me to occupy the children in various activities, even limiting the messiness. Here are 5 ways we played with the cardboard box: 

1. SENSORY BINS of a big scale for extended time of fun and exploration 

5 ways to play with a big cardboard box

2. SPACE FOR ART to let the children go crazy and control messy art

5 ways to play with a big cardboard box

3. DESIGN SPACES like carparks and cities which my son never gets bored of doing

5 ways to play with a big cardboard box

4. CONSTRUCT MARBLE RUNS OR POM POM DROPS because you don't want to stick stuff on your wall

5 ways to play with a big cardboard box

5. MAKE PROPS AS TOYS FOR GAMES or just simple imaginary play as the possibilities are endless

5 ways to play with a big cardboard box