Summertime is just around the corner, and this is our busy season! Statistically speaking, if you’re planning to move anytime soon, you’ll probably move during the May-August time period. If you are moving soon (or have moved recently), what do you usually do with all of your moving boxes afterward? Since we have lots of boxes around the office, we decided to help you find some fun ways to recycle them.
While trying to decide what to make first, I thought about all my “mom friends” who look for ways to keep their kiddos entertained while they’re home all-day-every-day during the summer. I came up with this super-fun play castle, and it only took about 30-45 minutes to make. Here’s how I did it:
First, I gathered my materials. I used a Wardrobe Box and two Medium Boxes, but you can use whatever sized boxes you have around your house.
Next, I worked on making my Tower. You’ll want to cut the holes in the box with an Exacto-knife while it’s laying flat on the floor before you tape any parts of the box. I cut a window, plus a large rectangular hole in the side that will serve as the doorway for your kids to crawl into the tower.
Once my holes were cut, I taped the bottom of the Wardrobe Box together to make a “floor”. To make sure there were no flaps and no chance of the bottom coming apart, I taped the seams on both the inside and outside of the box.
The last step is just taping the three boxes together to connect the crawl spaces! Now your kids can play in their castle. If you use our clean, white boxes, they’ll also have plenty of decorating space. (We recommend using washable markers or crayons.)
Done! Keep checking back on our blog for more Recycled Box Crafts! And if give us a call if you’d like to purchase some of our high-quality boxes at 615-248-6288.