Box Play for Kids

We all know that old adage that most of the time with kids, it's the box that's more interesting than the toy inside. I've often marveled at the depth of play my kids can achieve with nothing more than a toilet paper roll or a box from Amazon. The folks over at Box Play for Kids realized the same truism, and they decided to create a product that complements kids' fascination with cardboard containers. But are these stickers a great addition to imaginative play or another way we might sap our kids' natural creativity?

Box Play has created a line of eco-friendly stickers designed to fit on all those cast off cardboard containers: egg cartons, tissue boxes, toilet paper rolls, and others. You can turn your milk carton into a train or a cow, your cereal box into a record player, or your paper towel rolls into bowling pins. All the stickers are printed on uncoated, 100% recycled paper; without a coating, your child can draw directly on the stickers to customize them.

We love the ideas that might spring from some of the clever images that Box Play offers. But we're not sure if those ideas might stimulate creativity or stunt it. And now we're curious. What do you think?

Available at Box Play. Stickers range from $4 to $12.

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Beth is a writer, crafter, DIYer and design enthusiast, living in L.A. with her husband, 2 young boys, and a large mutt named Caesar. She loves fonts, yoga, matcha lattes, and home-grown tomatoes and is not shy about being a consummate nerd.