I have a friend who, as a child, asked for an American Girls doll for Christmas but received a cardboard box instead. Now I understand her mother's wisdom: cardboard boxes are awesome, as evidenced by this list of toys you can make from cardboard.
When it comes to creating fun crafts for your kid, think outside the box. The cardboard box, that is. These cute cardboard box creations will keep your child entertained for hours and are super simple to put together.