20 Tissue Box Play Ideas


I’ve really been enjoying our series of “7 Ways to Play” and wanted to come up with a variety of tissue box play ideas, but I was so inspired by the other ideas that already existed out there that I decided to do a round-up post and send some love to all of the creative parents and teachers out there who have come up with unique tissue box play ideas.


I’ve group this round-up into four categories: homemade tissue box toys, tissue box learning games and activities, tissue box crafts, and active tissue box games!

5 Homemade Toys made from Tissue Boxes

Homemade Tissue Box Toys

Gas Station Play Setting from Young Catholic Mums

Shadow Puppet Theatre from Inner Child Fun

Stuffed Animal Rocket Ship from Two Bears Farm.

Cardboard Building Blocks wrapped in tissue paper

Fabric texture box for babies from Learn with Play at Home

Mermaid Puppet Theatre


5 Tissue Box Learning Games

Tissue Box Learning Games and Activities

Holiday Touch & Feel Box from B-inspired Mama

Cookie Monster letter identification game

Feed the Monster Game from Totally Tots

Learning Dice, Carries Speech Corner describes how to use these for emotion role-play, graphing, categories, and more!

Roll A Word from Reading Resources.

5 EASY Tissue Box Crafts for Kids

Easy Tissue Box Crafts

Telephone craft by First Palette.

Pinata from Studio DIY.

Thomas the Train craft from Craftulate.

Stamp painting with tissue boxes from Teach Preschool.

Guitar craft from Mini Eco.

BONUS: DIY  Crayon Caddy from Saint Louis Motherhood.

5 ACTIVE Tissue Box Play Ideas - part of 20 Tissue Box Play & Kid Craft Ideas

Active Tissue Box Play or Games

Animal cube die from Choices 4 Children.

Shake and jump game from Parents.com

Stomp around in some dinosaur shoes from Rainy Day Mum. (Or these ones – with dinosaur learning activities from Artsy Momma.)

Polar Bear Toss from Crayola.

Glass stones play (a first engineering project) from And Next Comes L.


I hope you liked these tissue box play and kid craft ideas! Be sure to pin this post for later, and check out our other hands-on learning posts!

We’re linking up to a fun “60 Days of Junk Play” blog hop. Check out the other posts by clicking on the below picture:

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  1. This is so getting pinned right now. These are awesome! Glad I found you over at the Mommy Monday Blog Hop!

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