Creative Ideas to Make with Cardboard Shoe Boxes

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.

22 Creative Ideas to Make with Cardboard Shoe Boxes

  • Let's recycle! Here are 22 fun and easy cardboard crafts for kids to make using shoe boxes

Here are the crafts split by category

Cardboard Box Crafts for 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

Cardboard 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 Recycled Kids Crafts

You might also like these recycled craft ideas made from simple house hold materials like plastic bottles, egg cartons, cardboard, sticks and more.

There is plenty of treasure to be found in the trash, that we can reuse and recycle!

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Cardboard Tube Bumble Bee Craft

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Recycled Jar Pencil Holder Earth Day Craft

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