How to Make a Baby Cradle Out of Cardboard for a Doll

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How to Make a Baby Cradle Out of Cardboard for a Doll
Make a cardboard cradle for a baby doll (baby image by Dron from

Using cardboard boxes to make toys for children is an environmentally-friendly way to reuse your cardboard and a great opportunity to teach your children about recycling. You can create a baby's cradle easily and simply with a used box. Your children will enjoy getting involved in the creation of the cradle and can help decorate the cradle after it has been assembled.

Skill level:

Things you need

  • Oatmeal box (circular box)
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Paper scraps
  • Markers or crayons

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  1. 1

    Remove the lid of the circular oatmeal container and cut it in half completely. Cut the oatmeal container from top to bottom straight down the centre.

  2. 2

    Place half of the container on its side with the open section facing upwards.

  3. 3

    Put the lid back on again and glue it in place.

  4. 4

    Glue paper to the outside of the cradle.

  5. 5

    Decorate the outside with markers or crayons.

Tips and warnings

  • You can make a larger rocking cradle out of a larger circular cardboard container using the same directions.

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