Frugal Toys: Free Building Blocks

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Wednesday, January 24, 2018 | 0 comments
Rate this post:

Image: Sand-filled drinks cartons being used as toy building blocks by the children, by Ken Owen, on Flickr
Sand-filled drinks cartons being used as toy building blocks, by Ken Owen
I have one recycling tip for turning 1/2 gallon square milk or juice containers - or any other cardboard food container - into toy building blocks.

Cut off the pouring end of two rinsed, and dried out, milk cartons - then push the two open ends together.

Pushing one carton inside the other, this doubles the strength of your new block, and closes the ends.

Image: Upcycled Baby Blocks Instructions from Packaging
Photo credit: make-baby-stuff.com - All rights reserved
These are very lightweight and safe.

You could cover them with contact paper for a fashion finish, but I found the children enjoyed sorting the cartons by brand-names (the colours on the outside).

I started this project while pregnant with my first, eight years later we have quite a collection and it's always a favourite with visiting friends.

They make great walls, forts and cages for kids, as well as cities and roads for small cars.

Thanks to Linda for this great Frugal Baby Tip!

More Ideas:
Upcycled Baby Blocks Instructions from Packaging
How to Make Cardboard Blocks


Image: ALEX Toys Big Stack Cardboard Blocks | 40 gigantic cardboard blocks | Printed with different patterns on each side so you can design different looksShopping Suggestions:
ALEX Toys Big Stack Cardboard Blocks
Kittrich Corp Con-Tact Contact Paper
Melissa + Doug Deluxe Jumbo Cardboard Blocks
Imagibricks Rainbow Blocks
PlayBrix Cardboard Building Bricks
Constructive Playthings Blocks








Category: , ,

Catherine

About Catherine: I have been writing my Frugal Baby Tips since 1982, when I was a young divorced mom of two - for my baby product company, Born to Love. I am now mom to three grown up sons, and a grandma - and happily married to a wonderful man. We have rescued two little dogs, Denny and Dexter - and a rescue cat, Bella.

Taking care of baby and mom needs naturally, does not have to cost a whole lot of money! Money-saving tips on diapering, diaper washing, safety, sling and baby carriers, toys, clothing, nursing, menstrual needs, traveling with kids, and more!

If you have Frugal Baby Tips to share, we want to hear them! It might even get published!

Find Catherine on Google+ - Join us on Facebook - Follow us on Pinterest

0 comments

Catherine encourages positive comments and suggestions that are helpful to other blog readers. Help keep this a fun place to visit and help all of us save money and get more frugal baby tips!

NOTE: Comments are moderated - just to stop the spambots - and so may take up to a few hours to be approved.

Catherine reserves the right to review, edit, refuse or delete any comment.

Popular Posts