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Shoe Box Crafts for Kids

30 fun things for kids to do with a shoe box!


I sure love them. Mostly because they are easily entertained! Most the time they like the box the present comes in more than the actual present! So here’s a fun roundup of crafts kids can make out of just a shoe box!!! (good timing if you guys just bought lots of new school shoes like me!)

Train and Car Tracks


Mini Foosball Table




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Shoebox Zoo


Marble Maze


Golf Station


Felt Garden


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Shadow box shadow box

Teach those kids how to tie their shoes with this fun trick shoebox lacing trick

Traffic Light


Basketball basketball

Car Garage with Ramp


Mouse House


Barn Play


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Catapult marshmallow-catapult-craft

circus in a box circus

Solar system solar system

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Monster feet


Marble art magnet marble painting

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Old suitcase (fun to store photos or stories in–or to pretend to run away!) 4_suede_suitcase_by_Kiwi_Jules

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You could even help them whip up a smartphone projector! 


I also have THIS fun cardboard roundup…..but there is a lot more of cutting up the cardboard instead of leaving the shoe box intact! 30-cardboard-crafts-for-kids-613x2000

About Kimbo

Kimbo blogs at A girl and a glue gun--where she puts her hot glue gun to good use (as well as her vinyl cutter and sewing machine) She loves all crafts and is thrifty (the nice way to say she's cheap) So she is constantly trying to come up with fast and easy projects that won't break the bank! She lives in Idaho with her hot husband and 3 kiddos.