Cardboard

I have a huge box of cardboard and have no idea what to use it for. Any ideas?

Posted by alecgates15 11 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Cardboard Chairs

Check out these finalists in a cardboard chair competition. Only corrugated cardboard (preferably reused) and glue could be used as materials. The entry below is particularly cool as it only uses one shape for all the cutouts and it can be flipped for a different angle.Link via Core77

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Cardboard Tubes

What can I do with cardboard tubes? Anybody have ideas? I'm focusing on different ways to strengthen the tubes and angling them for a project and need a little bit of help brainstorming

Posted by wesasaur 11 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Cardboard couch

Does anyone have instructions for an origami style cardboard couch. Or any easy to build, durable style. I saw it posted once before and now I can't find it.  Maybe it was another site, but I know the instructions are out there! Help! 

Posted by Kittyisme 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Cardboard tubes

I have a basically unlimited supply of cardboard tubes measuring approximately 63" in length, 2 5/16" in diameter, and 3/16" thick. If I put these up for sale do you think anybody would be interested in buying them? They are very strong and durable, and would be GREAT for many different type of crafts and projects. 

Posted by Lord Sinroyal 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Cardboard Warfare

The one and only sole reason I am posting this is because I was amazed by the effort of making all the cardboard weapons! I thought that it was really cool that they thought about making this video and it's a cool mini movie! They had all sorts of cardboard weapons like machine guns, pistols, rifles, shotguns, grenades and many more! They even had an entire tank made of cardboard in the movie! Hope you liked it!

Posted by vishalapr 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Cardboard Playhouses

Greetings all, I'm wondering if any of the members ever work in cardboard for children's toys or playhouses ? I'm finishing a belated Xmas gift for my niece, a six sided cardboard tee pee that breaks down into 12 easily stowed sections and fastens with releasable zip-ties. All the material aside from adhesives and said fasteners were recycled from local appliance and furniture retailers so it's a very green eco-friendly item. Should there be any interest I will post the plans and material list at a later time.

Posted by patron_zero 11 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Cardboard Bicycle

At the moment, it's just a design student's prototype, but I think this ridable cardboard bike has real legs, er, wheels.Built from a single sheet of industrial-strength hexacomb card, the frame should cost as little as 3GBP ($6), and the tiny proportion of metal parts means the bike has a projected selling price of 15GBP (about $30). For that, you get a bike that will survive about 6 months of daily commuting, or a lifetime of the kind of riding most people do.The designer, 21 year-old Phil Bridge, predicts the design will cut bike crime by simply being too cheap to be worth pinching (currently, a bike is stolen and abandoned every 71 seconds in the UK). It also provides an opportunity for sponsorship:"The idea was that it would be a sponsorship from a company who would produce these and get some advertising it. And once you've used it, you'd return it they'd give you another one, they'd take all the metal components out and put them into a new frame and the old frame would go back to the manufacturer."BBC Manchester articleBBC South Yorkshire article

Posted by Kiteman 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Cardboard Furniture

May be inspirational(?)http://www.foldschool.com/L

Posted by lemonie 11 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Cardboard Furniture

This is probably over the top and won't work, but I need a wardrobe and cant afford a good one, and don't want to buy a cheap cheesy one that will fall apart in 6 months. I know cardboard can be sturdy, but is this pushing the limit? I mean, I really need to hang clothes in it. If not, at least have shelves so I can store folded clothes.  Any cardboard heros out there?

Posted by ArtsyFartsyGirl 7 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Cardboard Tube

My brother has a large cardboard tube that is 14ft long with an 8 in. diameter. Any ideas on what to do with it? He also has a lot a cardboard boxes, and several rolls of duct tape, and enjoys making models of World War II things.

Posted by waldotheawesome 12 years ago  |  last reply 12 years ago


Cardboard Tube

My brother has a large cardboard tube that is 14ft long with an 8 in. diameter. Any ideas on what to do with it? He also has a lot a cardboard boxes, and several rolls of duct tape, and enjoys making models of World War II things.

Posted by waldotheawesome 12 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


A surge in Cardboard I'bles?

Am I missing some sort of trend? What's with all the cardboard costumes? Has anyone else noticed them popping up every few hours? I think some could do with ... you know a splash of paint ... but well I was wondering... What's the trend? Am I missing something? Cheerio Biggsy

Posted by Biggsy 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


How to harden cardboard

Hi everyone!  I want to make the initial of a name as a door decoration for my first granddaughter.  The letter is made of cardboard and I want to make it stiff so it doesn't bend with time.  I am going to use wool thread to cover it.  Appreciate any help given!!

Posted by Elisa Martinez 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


Cardboard Tubes For Sale

I have a basically unlimited supply of cardboard tubes measuring approximately 63" in length, 2 5/16" in diameter, and 3/16" thick. They are very strong and durable, and would be GREAT for many different types of crafts and projects. I'm honestly not sure what to charge for them, so if you're interested please tell me how many you want and your asking price. 

Posted by Lord Sinroyal 4 years ago


Cardboard Halo Weapons

So these are my halo 3 weapons, made from cardboard.https://www.instructables.com/community/More-Cardboard-Halo-Weapons/ the new ones

Posted by nerfer192 10 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Further Experimentations in Cardboard

I have no clue where this is going...

Posted by fungus amungus 12 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Shoots through Cardboard

Hey um im guessings this to be new and also this is a nice gun you should build if you hhavent alrdy>

Posted by Knex Dude 12 years ago


cardboard 3d models

First, you'd have to be very careful not to cut yourself (a leather glove to hold the piece helps). If you print the pieces for a cardboard model, instead of cutting, it'll look better if the pieces are sliced. These are the steps that I take: 1. After printing the models, I cut the pieces leaving 1/8 to 1/4 white space along the edges. 2 I use 12/24 pack cardboard from soft drinks (the cardboard from hot pockets works also, but its harder to cut) 3. use a glue stick to transfer the pieces to your cardboard and roll any round object to remove any bubbles. 4. when dry use a pair of scissors to cut the pieces. 5. lay the template face down on your material and use a pen to trace the outline. if using cardboard, use a box cutter blade and slice the parts out, slicing to the line of adjacent pieces. For slots, cut the width thru the cardboard, and slice the required length. Use an exact-o knife to cut the ends, flip over and trim. I've built over a dozen models and my three grandchildren love them.

Posted by yauco 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


glue tin foilonto cardboard

Hi everybody, can any one suggest what sort of glue would be best to use to stick tinfoil onto cardboard? I have some flour in the cupboard, and could make some paste with that. or buy some PVA. any opinions? cheers

Posted by dominic.tarr 11 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


More Cardboard Halo Weapons

Here are my other Halo weapons, made from cardboard and elmers/hot glue.I have an instructable coming soon but if anybody is really interested, here's the basic way of making these. Start out with the thickest cardboard you can find. Foam core board will also work. Cut out the basic shape with scissors or a pocketknife, retrace it, glue it together, and add details like blades, sights, and barrels. see the originals https://www.instructables.com/community/Cardboard-Halo-Weapons/?comments=all

Posted by nerfer192 10 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Software for designing a cardboard blueprint? Answered

Is there any software that is specifically designed for making cardboard/wood/paper/etc blueprints? Something that you fold together like Google Cardboard. Something that I can print out on a sheet of paper to fold together.  Thanks, knexpert1700

Asked by knexpert1700 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Movie theater cardboard cutouts? Answered

I go to the movies A LOT and some of the cardboard cutouts they have to promote movies are really cool. Could I get them somehow or what happens to them when they take them down? I would like some of them.

Asked by shinyegg 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Foam Board/Cardboard Shoes

Hey, I was walking past my little sister watching PBS Kids and on one of the shows this girl was trying to make her own shoes. Out of cardboard. Lightbulb. The only reason that they didn't work is because they got waterlogged. I am thinking that with good enough sealing and strong enough glue, useable shoes made from cardboard are a possibility!The only problem is that I don't have foamboard or time to spare or a working camera at the moment. If anyone could carry this idea further than me, have at it!

Posted by Thorondor95 8 months ago  |  last reply 6 months ago


making concepts out of cardboard

I dont have much money but i have some card board, i've made an actual length sword from an anime (just the outline and taped the extra cardboard pieces with tape) and a cartoon character robot arm out of cardboard (this one i made an actual glove-like arm with finger holes that i can actually wear) because i figured this would be a good way to have an idea of how i could make them when i finally get money to buy real materials to make them with real details... What do you all think bout this? is making concepts out of cardboard a good idea or what other cheap materials can i use to make better concepts?

Asked by saiyankev 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


how to make a cardboard house?

The instructions and steps(pics and writings

Asked by sporty87304 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Taping inside corners on cardboard

Does anyone have a good way to apply tape on inside corners? (Not drywall, for which there is lots of info on the web...) I like to cut down cardboard boxes for specific spaces and often need to join two cut  sides to make a corner, and would like to use duct tape or packing tape on the inside and have it look half decent...

Posted by dragon fllyer 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


"Skinning" 123D cardboard model

Hey fellow Authors, i've been working on the following model for my business, strictly ornamental. I've come this far and don't know how to continue without destroying the time and money already invested. My goal is to cover it with some material and make it look like a statue. Maintaining still a polygonal feel to it. I want to paint it glossy red. I've thought about using fiberglass, plaster, paper (as found in a tutorial in the internet), Cover it with a pepakura mesh. But i'm still not sure how to proceed. I fear fiberglass to be too messy and complicated, plaster could ruin the cardboard dampening it, paper makes it look like a cheap piñata, pepakura would requiere a lot of trial and error to get the pieces to match the "skeleton" and problematic at the end to give it the glossy and professional feeling im looking for. Any ideas guys??   Sorry for the resolution on the first image, I didn't have my lap with me at the time of this post.

Posted by tammasus 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Are you clever with cardboard? I need a way to hang a weight from a cardboard rail *please*!

Essentially I have a large cardboard container - approx 1m cubed (1m x 1m x 1m). I'd like to be able to move a mini-platform along the x and y axes i.e. side to side and back to front (not up and down) within the confines of the box. I had thought of two rails, one each along its axis, but I don't know how to make them move. I had also thought that if I were to use rails then a triangular cross-section would be strongest. Any thoughts, please? Thanks for stopping by! Kind regards Kevin

Asked by kevinhannan 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Is there anything that can harden thin layers of cardboard, inside AND out, permanently?

This is for a sculpture project where I am building sculptures out of cardboard. 

Asked by coolcarl89 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


How do I make a cardboard box that I can sit on using the slit method?

Asked by yoonju 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


how do you cover cardboard boxes without making it look cheap?

I've gotten pretty good at making boxes for storage but i've only been able to use boxes that have print or images on it. obviously i can't use a box for something with another label already on it. how can i cover this and make it look good and still durable....wrapping in wrapping paper doesn't seem durable to me.

Asked by McElmire 10 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Is google Cardboard SDK open-source?

Asked by DELETED_Bachlman 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Cardboard - Click Lock know how?

Hi, thanks for stopping by. I want to construct a very large cardboard box (approx. w2m x h2m x d1m) and I would very much appreciate any thoughts on how to make a hinge and re-closeable door on one of the faces of the box *please*. I estimate the thickness of the box walls will be about 10mm. Kind regards Kevin

Posted by kevinhannan 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Students build 33 foot tall cardboard tower

This cardboard tower built by students for an exhibition in Paris is 33 feet tall and held together only by screws. It's made up of 96 pieces of cardboard and only took 9 hours to assemble. Even better, no scaffolding was needed as the staircase around it provided all the access the students needed. Cardboard Tower via treehugger

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


High-Tech Surfboard Made from Cardboard

Instead of the traditional methods, this surfboard is based on a core that's made up of nearly 400 pieces of cut cardboard that intersects and is then coated with fiberglass and resin. So far it's only a one-off, but more will surely be made.When it came time to replace his old surfboard, Mike Sheldrake decided to build his own. But the former Web programmer didn't have the sculpting skills to carve one out of foam the way professional builders do. So he used 3-D modeling software to design a snap-together deck that's as sturdy as a conventional model and performs just as well, made from the cheapest material he could find: cardboard. link

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Out of curiosity, can rubber coatings make cardboard more durable and waterproof?

I am talking about corrugated cardboard boxes as well as pieces of corrugated cardboard. 

Asked by coolcarl89 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


If I am going to make a cardboard shelf, how do i make sure it will be sturdy?

For instance, will the edge of the cardboard just bend and be a floppy piece of bent cardboard? Or is there a specific type of cardboard that i am supposed to use?

Asked by frannyloo 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


who do you think will win the gorilla glue cardboard contest????

I just wanted to know who you guys thought would win

Asked by pockettown 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


I have a lot of cardboard just lying around. What should I do with it?

Any suggestions will be appreciated, it could be more helpful if you linked an instructable to it though.  Thanks!

Asked by optimist123 7 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


what materials and methods would you use to fortify cardboard with a resin of some sort?

 In some of make your own halo suit of armor instructibles they briefly go over creating the armor from cardboard and an aqua resin although the description is not detailed enough to grasp. I am aiming to make sculptures out of this cardboard fortified with resin, does any one know how i would go about doing this?

Asked by puregoldner 9 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago



Cardburg, the final days

If you're in the San Francisco area, try not to miss seeing Cardburg at Cell Space.http://www.cardboardinstitute.com/page2.htmlI was there last night and had WAY too much fun flying a cardboard helicopter on a string through the cardboard buildings. My friend taped some cardboard triangles to her back and stomped around as Cardzilla.(yes they are crappy cell phone pix, go see it in person!)

Posted by rachel 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


It is not letting anyone in!

Only 1 entry is in the contest, and mine isn't going in!

Posted by theburn7 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


can u teach me step by step?

Asked by ramsmula 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Full Spectrum Laser help

Hi-I am new to the Full Spectrum "hobby laser 40W 5th gen"--I have a bunch of 123dMake projects to laser-cut in cardboard and cant seem to get the right settings for power, speed, and current (top burns, bottom not cut through, etc)--Anyone out there have any "approximate" settings that have worked with single-ply corrugated and that machine? I am grateful for any tips and suggestions! thanKS.

Posted by ge5 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Making replacement pieces for an old board game?

I have an old version of Labyrinth, one of the German versions published in 1994. I bought it at a thrift shop a while ago for $1and recently went back through to find that it has two of the cardboard labyrinth/pathways missing and one or two of the card pieces are missing. I have a scanner, so I could reasonably make computer images to print. The cards are similar to playing cards, maybe a little thinner. I could easily print out the missing cards on cardstock and use modgepodge to seal them, but I'm worried that the homemade ones would give them away, as each player gets a stack of the cards (which have "treasures" they have to collect on the board) and whoever ends up with the homemade ones might be dealt an unfair advantage. Any ideas? The cards are the biggest issue; the cardboard pieces really just need to be the right size. They don't have to be secret. Any help would be great!

Posted by minderbinder 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


How do you make interlocking dividers for boxes?

I am trying to make a slotted divider section for a recycled box. The divider I am making should look like the ones you get in say, canning jar cases.

Asked by owlsquest 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


how can I make a judge dredd helmet?

I'd like to try and make the new judge dredd helmet like the one Karl Urban wears in the new Judge Dredd movie. I don't even know where to start to be honest since I'm quite new to crafting. Any ideas or thoughts on what I would need, where I could get cutouts or something to get me going would be very much appreciated. Thanks! -Sammie

Asked by eveshadow25 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Can liquid starch make cardboard really stiff and hard?

Especially thin cardboard? 

Asked by coolcarl89 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago