18 amazing DIY toys you can make with a cardboard box.

Running out of ideas for the little ones this school holidays? Playing with the box is NOT just for babies…

Here’s a parenting truth: No matter how cool the present, kids often just want to play with the packaging.

Whether you recently bought a new dishwasher or just haven’t disposed of the evidence from your latest IKEA shopping spree…

Save. Those. Boxes.

With a little DIY effort, you can transform them into amazing toys – think princess castles, toy-car washes, race cars – that your kids will still be playing with long after that present has been relegated to the bottom of the toy bin.

Click through our gallery to see some amazing cardboard box craft ideas:

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