Passover is here and your family is enjoying matzah - but what do you do with all of those empty boxes? Lots of things! Matzah boxes can be upcycled into practical household items, turned into musical instruments, or transformed into whimsical toys. We scoured the web, tested a few things at home, and are happy to present ten ways to make old matzah boxes into new items:
Jumbo Building Blocks & Play Pieces
Turn boxes into jumbo building blocks, or incorporate them as part of a play-kitchen. You can do this with any clean, leftover containers.
Via Deep Fried Kudzu
Make a banner for next year!
Via Trash Backwards
You can also call this a purse, carrier, container – whatever works. Change it up with different ribbons or by using modge-podge to decorate the front with family photos!
Planter for your PJ Parsley
Do you have extra PJ seed paper lying around? Or did you just find yours under a stack of mail? Now you can plant your parsley and get it ready for summer! Got leftover parsley? Check out this post
about ways to use parsley after Passover.
You can modify the instructions for this milk-carton truck to create trucks from matzah boxes.
There are so many different approaches to take – you can build a dump truck, a fire truck, or a school bus.
This post is full of great ideas, including another take on the tote.
via DoIt, Gurl
This video offers three different, easy, organizers to make out of cereal or matzah boxes. Let adults do the cutting and kids do the decorating.
You can skip the cardstock cover if you want and leave your matzah box as the star. While Kate handsews her binding, you can also staple or run yours through a sewing machine.
Make some (joyful) noise! You can also watch a video tutorial (starts at 2:21) from WhatsUpMoms
Cut up the box cover, punch a hole in the top and add a tassel, pipe cleaner, or ribbon. Let kids further embellish with stickers, paint, or glue.
For more ideas, check out our PJ Library Pinterest page
. How do you upcycle your matzah boxes? Let us know
April 26, 2016