This Mom is Bringing Back the Past by Creating Toys Using Cardboard Boxes for Kids


Remember when you would sit in a box and imagine it being a rocket that would be blasting off into space? Well, this mom is bringing back the joy and imagination for children by thinking outside of the box and creating toys using cardboard boxes.

Nazdar Tayib, a mother-of-two and an engineer is building many toys for her kids like pirate ships, school buses, cars, grills, and more using everything in her kitchen for her five-year-old son and two-year-old daughter.

“I know some parents can’t buy things for their kids, like a playhouse or play kitchens because they’re expensive, so why not make it from cardboard?” said Tayib.

Tayib, who lives in Tennessee, has since been making tutorials for parents so they can learn how creatively to make these toys. The videos are being posted on her YouTube channel, Boxy World, where she’s been making her no-budget creations for the past two years.

“They said, ‘can you make a food truck for me?’ So, I make a food truck.”

The best thing about each toy? It’s cleverly designed to be taken apart and to fold up to save them for later.

“Kids get bored very quickly, they play with them for a while and then they get bored,” Tayib says. “So cardboard is great because it’s free or inexpensive and really easy to find.”

Tayib hopes to encourage other parents to try this out, especially if they can find some spare time.

“My kids really enjoy playing with them, and my son even helps me paint sometimes.”

Watch below a video of Tayib creatively making her cardboard box school bus.


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