With big brother involved in box play for home school, I threw in a few boxes for Veronika, too! We started out with the very simple (a box hat!) and moved on to ideas that were more complex.
She loved climbing in one that was just the right size for sitting in, so we made it into a “boat”. We rowed all around the living room, of course.
Next up was making a garage for some of her cars. She loved helping to decorate this, and we added a cut-out for her cars to drive in and out.
If a box is big enough, it can become a cave for your toddler. Because she loves painting, we decided to paint the outside of the “cave”.
Of course I knew this would be an invitation to a mess, but she loved the big tray of paint and large brushes I laid out.
Not only did she love crawling in once the paint was dry, but she climbed on top and made it a slide, too!
None of these ideas were very complicated, especially compared to past projects like mailboxes, houses, railroad stations, and even castles. But it was a case in point that boxes never fail to entertain!