My children love used boxes and so do I. Boxes can be cut up, collapsed, stacked, transformed, painted or decorated. This morning I made a baby carrier and a chair for the stuffed animals of my daughter, Tiana. The end product is a little bit crude looking because you can see all the tape on the edges. But kids don’t really care about details like that.
If you have space enough to keep old boxes, store them somewhere for future projects. Unfortunately, condo living limits storage for us. But when I can, I keep boxes for the kids to play with. The kids find all kinds of uses for them and they are great for creative and imaginative play. Making toys out of boxes also encourages children to recycle. 🙂