Boxes and Buildings - FamilyEducation

Boxes and Buildings

Build a miniature city inside your own home! Follow these easy instructions.


  1. Cardboard boxes
  2. Masking tape
  3. Paint (optional)


With the materials listed and some imagination, your child can build all kinds of objects and buildings from old boxes you were going to throw away. Here are some ideas—train, boat, car, spaceship, village, doll house, skyscraper, robot, or space station. Try creating a scene from a favorite story or use the buildings as a backdrop for a play.