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Here Are 31 Easy Ways A Cardboard Box Can AMAZE Your Kids. #11 Is Downright Awesome.

MAY 27, 2014  —  By Sara Heddleston  
Sara Heddleston

Sara Heddleston

Sara has been working and writing online for so many years, she's unsure if she is still in corporeal form. She considers herself a jack of all trades, but would prefer it if you would stop calling her "Jack."

You would be amazed at what you can do with something as cheap and readily available as cardboard boxes. Having fun or creating something awesome doesn't necessarily a lot of money or expensive ingredients. Most people have stacks of cardboard boxes in their basements, leftover from moves or online shopping. Here are some pretty amazing things you can do with those boxes. You can keep your kids busy (or yourself) for almostĀ no money. That is what you would call a win-win situation.

1.) Make a mini-camper trailer.

1.) Make a mini-camper trailer.

2.) Play dress up with a cardboard purse.

2.) Play dress up with a cardboard purse.

3.) You can create a custom kitty dream house.

3.) You can create a custom kitty dream house.

4.) Let your kids play house by making them their own washing machine.

4.) Let your kids play house by making them their own washing machine.

5.) Or, they can sell you their own fruits with this produce stand.

5.) Or, they can sell you their own fruits with this produce stand.

6.) Make a bed for their favorite toys.

6.) Make a bed for their favorite toys.

7.) Create a safe gas pump your kids can pretend to use.

7.) Create a safe gas pump your kids can pretend to use.

8.) Making a playhouse can be cheaper than you think.

8.) Making a playhouse can be cheaper than you think.

9.) If your kids like cooking, make a kitchen for them.

9.) If your kids like cooking, make a kitchen for them.

It's safe and easy.

It's safe and easy.

10.) City plans for Legos and other toys.

10.) City plans for Legos and other toys.

11.) If you're adventurous, make a BIG maze.

11.) If you're adventurous, make a BIG maze.

12.) Let your kids sew along with you, even if their machine is fake.

12.) Let your kids sew along with you, even if their machine is fake.

13.) You can also give your kids a phone without spending a penny.

13.) You can also give your kids a phone without spending a penny.

14.) Let your imagination run wild and build a castle.

14.) Let your imagination run wild and build a castle.

15.) Does your kid have a bike or Powerwheels? Set up some stop lights for them.

15.) Does your kid have a bike or Powerwheels? Set up some stop lights for them.

16.) You don't need a real guitar to be a rock star.

16.) You don't need a real guitar to be a rock star.

Let them turn it up to 11.

Let them turn it up to 11.

17.) Build a play-barn for their animals.

17.) Build a play-barn for their animals.

18.) Or make a pirate ship.

18.) Or make a pirate ship.

19.) Decorate your walls with wild animals.

19.) Decorate your walls with wild animals.

20.) Make a maze for some marbles.

20.) Make a maze for some marbles.

21.) Let your child's imagination take flight in this plane.

21.) Let your child's imagination take flight in this plane.

22.) Or you could make them a train...

22.) Or you could make them a train...

23.) Or an automobile!

23.) Or an automobile!

24.) Build a little big city with your kids.

24.) Build a little big city with your kids.

25.) Set up a small store or coffee shop.

25.) Set up a small store or coffee shop.

26.) Build an elevator in your child's room.

26.) Build an elevator in your child's room.

27.) What about a drive-in movie theater?

27.) What about a drive-in movie theater?

28.) Or better yet... build them a Transformer suit.

28.) Or better yet... build them a Transformer suit.

(H/T BuzzFeed) Don't spend a ton of money on toys or crafts this summer. Instead, dig out some cardboard boxes from your basement and begin working on these cheap crafts. It won't take much time, and the only thing you'll need is your imagination. Share these awesome ideas by clicking below.