# Make Your Own Building Blocks + 10 Ways to Use Them

Turn your empty food boxes into building blocks. Use your new building blocks for playing and learning!

1. Ages: 0 - 8

2. 30 minutes - 1 hour

3. A little messy

4. Grownup needed

• ## Step 1

Collect and save your empty food boxes. These turn into great building blocks!

• ## Step 2

Use construction paper, wrapping paper, or a large roll of brown paper to wrap the boxes. For some of the boxes I needed to use two sheets of construction paper and I wrapped each side in its own sheet. After the block was all covered, I used packaging tape and wrapped it around the outside edges of the block to make it more durable. While I was wrapping, the kids used markers to decorate the boxes. All set...and there are so many ways you can have fun learning and playing with your building blocks!

• ## Step 3

1) Use your blocks to make a city. I'm not sure if the kids had a better time creating and setting up the city or playing in it with their characters and animals, but it was an afternoon of fun.

• ## Step 4

2) Use your building blocks for bowling. You could even write numbers on the blocks and add them up as you knock them down to keep score.

• ## Step 5

3) Stack your blocks. Who can make the highest tower?

• ## Step 6

4) Use the blocks and cups to put a fun twist on building a tower.

• ## Step 7

5) Use the blocks to make a car garage and ramps for your cars.

• ## Step 8

6) Use your building blocks to build a large wall or fort.

• ## Step 9

7) Sort and stack the blocks by color. 8) Sort and stack the blocks by size.

• ## Done!

Write letters or numbers on the blocks. Then 9) Use the blocks to spell your name. 10) Use the blocks to stack the numbers 1-10 in order. 11) Use the blocks to stack the alphabet in order. Such easy blocks to make and so many fun ways to use them!

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