With crafty kids, there are so many creative ideas that you can make just from things that would have been thrown away or put into the recycling bin. Shoe boxes are a great example of this. They are super versatile and are just perfect for making cute crafts and DIY games!

22 creative shoe box crafts for kids. Fun DIY toys upcycled and made from shoe boxes

Here are a few shoe box craft ideas that I love. Click on each of the links to get the full tutorial and instructions for each craft.

Small Worlds and Story Time

Shoe Box Small Worlds

Shoe Box Story Box

Shoe box Puppet Theatre

My Little Pony World

Frozen Small World

Shoe Boxes for Dolls

shoe box crafts for dolls

Doll in a Box

Nesting Shoebox Dolls House

Toilet Roll and Shoe Box Castle

Shoe Box DIY Toys and Games


Shoe Box Foosball

Shoe Box Catapult

Pizza Oven

Shoe Box Table Football

Magnet Marble Run

More Shoe Box Marble Runs

Shoe Box Guitar

Shoe Box Art and Displays


Nature Shadow Box

Shoe Box Lid Wall Art

Shoe Box Shelves

Shoe Box Learning Ideas



Shoe Box Sorting Box

Simple Shoe Box Crafts


Shoe Box School Bus

Shoe Box Pirate Chest

Shoe Box Fish Tank

More Fun Kids Crafts

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