Newest obsession: toys made from cardboard. Because they’re simple, beautiful, storable and disposable. Recyclable, even!

We’re trying hard to live with less, but it’s a struggle to let go – especially when it comes to things Orla has loved. Cardboard has its own in-built limited lifespan, removing the obligation to keep anything forever.
Plus, before all that, we can draw on it, glue to it, cut it and bend it and play in a thousand new & brilliant ways. We all know children love the packaging more than the toy, anyway…


Never one to do things by halves, I have found ALL OF THE cardboard toys on the internet, to buy and to DIY. Take a look at my Pinterest board. if I’ve convinced you as much as I’ve convinced myself. If I sound like a cardboard raving madwoman, feel free to just move along…

All toys photographed courtesy of Flat Out Frankie, apart from the washing machine which I (obviously) made myself.

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  • August 12, 2023

Great, thanks for sharing this blog post.Really thank you! Really Great.

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  • Fashionandfrills

  • January 20, 2015

That little kitchen is just darling!

  • Errol

  • December 31, 2014

Now I am going away to do my breakfast, afterward having my breakfast coming over again to read more news.

  • Sara

  • December 21, 2014

Hi Megan! Yes, that’s exactly how I feel. Disposable toys! Why didn’t we think of this sooner?! xx

  • Megan B

  • December 19, 2014

This is such an adorable idea, and the best part is when she is tired of it or it starts to fall apart, you can just toss it. genius!

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