Junk model ideas

Are you celebrating Earth Day with your children this Friday 22nd April 2011? For environmentally-friendly, creative play we love to make junk models. We love using items from our craft box which otherwise would be thrown away – turning them into toys and extending the life of the materials.

Here’s a showcase of our favourite upcycled junk models. If you have any more ideas you can share with us, please leave a link in the comments or on our Facebook page – we’re always looking for new inspiration and have a stack of boxes ready to go!
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A riding stables created from the contents of our making box


A dragon made from egg boxes


A double decker bus from a shoe box


A cardboard box ride on train


make a dinosaur land
A dinosaur world from a cardboard box

carnival of junk play

And have a look at our the ideas shared by all our Play Academy community in our Carnival of Junk Play

happily shared with made by little hands Monday and Friday’s nature table and  preschool creations and  the resource centre and creative Friday and  for the kids Friday and  It’s Playtime and  upcycled awesome and  kids get crafty


  1. says

    You have an amazing set of recycled crafts!!! love them all, especially the stables! Isn’t that what childhood is all about? Cardboard buses and toys? Perfect!

    Thanks for your faithful linking to Kids Get Crafty! Appreciate your ongoing support!


    • Cathy @ NurtureStore says

      A pleasure Maggy – and good to see your comments on the linky discussion today 😀

  2. says

    Awesome Cathy! I love the stables and the double decker box! The stable is just wonderful, I love the colors and the mini ribbons!

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