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Playful Factory: Cardboard Fort Design Concepts

We have been having fun making cardboard fort designs. Here are few of our favorites as inspiration for you...

Triangle Trouble

Details: Multiple triangle FedEx shipping boxes taped together to make a shape changing wall. Put in a semi-circle against the wall and you have got a pretty secure fort.

Light Box

Details: This one is simple... Artistically poke holes in different shapes and sizes. Put a light inside and turn off the lights outside. Fun rays of light will shoot out of the box. You can even tell scary stories inside.


Details: Cut holes in the sides of boxes and connect the boxes together using cardboard tubes (from wrapping paper, etc...). This could make many different types of forts.

Your Turn

We know that you have some ideas. Let's see your designs. Feel free to draw a sketch, make a model, or simply describe your idea. To attach an image it must be .jpg and smaller than 1000pixels x 1000pixels. If you need help, just send us the picture and we can put it up. info [@] playfulfactory [dot] com

  1. Sally
    September 5th, 2010 at 16:00 | #1

    Sally- A castle in which you climb through tubes and the windows light up.

  • September 4th, 2010 at 14:28 | #2

    Design: Cardboard City
    Details: There are houses, cars, and mostly anything in the city… Big enough to go inside and visit the city and play in there.

    Designer: Icy-Blue
    Age: 9

  • September 4th, 2010 at 11:06 | #3

    Design: Pirates and Kings
    Details: There are two forts. A ship and a castle. One for pirates and one for kings and they try to destroy each others fort with weapons.

    Designer: Eeweee
    Age: 6

  • September 4th, 2010 at 11:05 | #4

    Design: Monster Protector
    Details: They protects the fort and are made from cardboard too. You control them and move them back and forth and says, “RRRRRRRRR” to scare people away from your fort.

    Designer: Eeweee
    Age: 6

  • September 4th, 2010 at 11:00 | #5

    Design: Swing-Swing
    Details: Like real swings but with cardboard

    Designer: Icy-Blue
    Age: 9

  • September 4th, 2010 at 10:58 | #6

    Design: Cardboard Camping
    Details: There are doors that open and openings inside so you can look at the sky

    Designer: Icy-Blue
    Age: 9

  • kylee
    September 3rd, 2010 at 10:29 | #7

    Fireboy: I would make a space ship. With windows and a poky thing at the top. And fire coming out the bottom. I would want to push buttons and drive it.

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