Recycled Cardboard Boxes for Kid’s Crafts are the perfect solution for a bored summer day. Sometimes I have to get creative and come up with random ideas for my kids. I knew I was going to be watching my nephews and niece one summer day and there was only so much TV I wanted them to watch.

Our yard was in the process of having a sprinkler system added and so the back yard wasn’t accessible to run and play. For the few weeks before the cousins came, I had the idea to start saving empty cardboard boxes and tubes. I figured if I had enough boxes saved by the time they arrived, I could give them each a roll of duck tape and set them free on the patio. This turned out to be a pretty great idea! They spent a couple hours working nicely together using their imaginations, building robots.

collection of recycled boxes and tubes for kids crafts to create robots with duck tape. summer boredom buster.
The good thing about this project is they get to use their imaginations. I didn’t give them any ideas or direction to go with. I just gave them the big pile of boxes and tubes and the roll of tape and said “have fun”.

They talked about what to do for a while, divvied up the boxes, and worked together helping each other on their robots. They were proud of their final projects and I was happy they kept busy for a couple hours, got along so well, and didn’t boycott my idea.

collection of recycled boxes and tubes for kids crafts to create robots with duck tape. summer boredom buster.

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