18 Amazing DIY Kids' Toys You Can Make With a Cardboard Box

Don't just recycle those cardboard boxes and toilet paper tubes; transform them into a car wash, a castle or 16 other cool toys (19 Photos)

Ellen Sturm Niz on Feb 14, 2013 at 6:05PM

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18 Amazing DIY Kids' Toys You Can Make With a Cardboard Box

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Collecting Nature Box

From: Red Bird Crafts

What You Need: Cereal box, brown paper, stickers or magazines to clip, scrap paper, number stamps or markers and seasonal nature findings.

How to Do It: Wrap a cereal box with a brown paper bag and decorate the outside with magazine cutouts or stickers appropriate to the season. Line the inside of the box with scrap paper and stamp or write the numbers one through six inside to organize your collection. Head out on a nature walk with your tot and collect six items -- such as leaves, seed pods, acorns and small pine cones -- to display inside. Change and rotate the pieces of nature with the seasons (or whenever you and your kiddo want to explore).

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