Family fun

Think outside the box

Here’s an easy and affordable fix for, ‘What shall we do this weekend?'. Take our cardboard boxes, add some crafty bits and bobs and, hey presto, hours of fun for little ones. Here's how to make a playhouse, a racing car, a finger puppet theatre and shadow puppets. If you want even more ideas for getting creative with kids, check out our fun activity pack.

Cardboard house

PLAYHOUSE

There's no place like home. Especially one that's as fun as this. Use large boxes for the walls and roof, and you'll have a playhouse big enough for kids to stand up in. Plus, a slotted construction means you can easily take it apart and store it away.

Cost: €40
Box size: large (plus small for window boxes)
Time to make: 2 hours

Here's how to make it

MÅLA
MÅLA Paper, assorted colours, assorted sizes
Paper, assorted colours, assorted sizes
Price: €5
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SMYCKA
SMYCKA Artificial flower, Dahlia assorted colours
Artificial flower, Dahlia assorted colours
Price: €3
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MAMMUT
MAMMUT Children's stool, green
Children's stool, green
Price: €6
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TORVA
TORVA Rug, low pile, green
Rug, low pile, green
Price: €36
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RACING CAR

Pens and paints at the ready. Get set for some arty flourishes. Go! This racing car only takes a little effort for miles of fun. And once the kids have had enough screeching around, you can re-use the wheels and lights when they make a pit stop for dinner.

Cost: under €12
Box size: medium
Time to make: 2 hours

Here's how to make it
KALAS
KALAS Mug, assorted colours
Mug, assorted colours
Price: €1.35
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KALAS
KALAS Plate, assorted colours
Plate, assorted colours
Price: €1.35
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MÅLA
MÅLA Paint, assorted colours
Paint, assorted colours
Price: €7
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KRÅKRIS
KRÅKRIS Cushion, white, grey
Cushion, white, grey
Price: €1.50
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FINGER PUPPET THEATRE



This little theatre lets kids' creativity take centre stage. From cutting out the stars (great for developing little ones' motor skills) to deciding on a play and acting it out. The perfect size for tabletops, car journeys and taking to Grandma's.



Cost: under €25
Box size: small
Time to build: 1 hour

Here's how to make it
FRAMSTÄLLA
FRAMSTÄLLA Roll of tape, set of 4, assorted patterns green
Roll of tape, set of 4,
Price: €10
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FRAMSTÄLLA
FRAMSTÄLLA  Gift wrap roll, assorted patterns green
Gift wrap roll, assorted patterns
Price: €7.50
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GULLDIS
GULLDIS Fabric, white
Fabric, white
Price: €2 per metre
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TITTA DJUR
TITTA DJUR Finger puppet, assorted colours
Finger puppet, assorted colours
Price: €5
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SHADOW PUPPETS



Time to shine a light on story time. Bring characters to life as shadow puppets, so little ones can make them dance, bounce or hop through their stories. We've made some woodland creature templates to get you started.



Cost: under €20
Box size: small
Time to make: 1 hour

Here's how to make it
SODA
SODA Drinking straw, assorted colours
Drinking straw, assorted colours
Price: €1.50
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VANDRING UGGLA
VANDRING UGGLA Glove puppet
Glove puppet
Price: €5
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VANDRING RÄV
VANDRING RÄV Soft toy, set of 2
Soft toy, set of 2
Price: €9
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MÅLA
MÅLA Scissors, set of 2
Scissors, set of 2
Price: €3
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