You know the scenario. You’ve spent weeks deciding what to buy them, wrap it, wait with delight to see how their little faces react and then … they are more interested in the box it came in.
But actually, you can inspire young imaginations with a little bit of creative know-how and an empty box, i.e. if you can hold a pair of scissors and have some sticky tape.
I spotted this on one of my favourite sites, Handmade Charlotte and love the fact that while it is so simple (cardboard + washi tape), it creates a little dreamworld den. It is from a gorgeous blog called Emilie Sans Chichi.
Baby Deco has even created step-by-step instructions for a box house. Genius.
Here are some other cardboard creations that will fire up young imaginations – and maybe give you a bit of peace on a rainy day.