What to do with Leftover Moving Supplies Part 2: Cardboard Boxes

Reuse and recycle moving boxes to create great art
Cardboard Sculptures by Bartek Elsner

I know that after the last time I moved I had a stack of flattened moving boxes a mile high.  In past blog posts, we have given you some practical tips for reusing and recycling boxes after your move. Now, it is time for some fun and creative ways to reuse your moving supplies.

Sculpture: Great art can be created with almost any medium. Bartek Elsner is one artist who uses cardboard as one of his chosen mediums. You may not be able to create things as detailed as the tree you see above, but with a little bit of creativity you can come up with a masterpiece of your own. See more of Bartek’s creations here: bartek-elsner.de

Lights:  Who would have thought that used boxes can cast beautiful shadows on your walls? You can find some great lights created with salvaged boxes here: graypants.com

Recycle cardboard boxes to create a tank for your cute kitty.
Fido better watch out!

Tanks:  Does your cute new kitten have a desire to wage a land war against the neighbor’s dog?  Help them up their arsenal.  There are step-by-step instructions on how to reuse your boxes to craft a cat sized tank here: instructables.com

Arcade: One 9-year-old boy decided to create a whole arcade out of nothing but used boxes and tape in his father’s auto parts store. You can check it out and even get directions to visit it here: cainesarcade.com

Robot Costume: U-Haul has provided some easy to follow instructions on how to turn yourself or your child into a box robot.  Download the instructions here.

These are just a few ideas for having fun with your left over moving boxes, if you would like to see more ideas on how to reuse boxes for kids read more here or follow this board on Pinterest or Boxman on Facebook!