Reusing shipping cartons – shelf for the HABA toy shop or the HABA children's kitchen

Our DIY shelf is a real treat for the eyes!

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What you will need:

  • a cardboard box of any size
  • scissors
  • art knife
  • liquid glue
  • pencil
  • colored pencils or felt pens for coloring in
  • possibly edging and stickers for decoration 
  • two empty toilet paper rolls 
  • HABA shelf template download
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1. Take a box of your choice and pick a side that has no existing openings or cuts.

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2. First print out the templates for the shelf available on haba.de. 

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3. Decorate the templates as you wish.

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4. In the next step, cut templates 1-3 along the dotted lines and stick these to the cardboard box. 

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5. Then cut out template 4 and stick this to the toilet paper roll.

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6. Wait 10 minutes until the glue on the cardboard box and the toilet paper roll has dried completely before continuing.

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7. Cut out the templates stuck on to the cardboard box.

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8. Then stick the parts together to build the shelf.

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9. If desired, the shelf can then also be decorated with fabric edging or stickers.

We hope you have fun crafting and playing!

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