Huggies Activity Play Box

Huggies Activity Play Box

This project shows you how to make a child's activity play box using a recycled Huggies box and items around the home.

What you need

Recycled Huggies Nappy Box
Craft Glue or Hot Melt
texture items such as scrubbies, sponges, ribbons and lace.


Tactile play is important for children to learn different sensations against their skin.

You can use any bright colored box to make this activity play box.

Start by collecting some tactile items such as ribbon, lace, tulle and sponges. We used scrubbers with different textures and colors for contrast and assorted textures.

Place 6-9 holes into one side of the box, this is where you will secure the ribbons and pieces of fabric.




To secure these fabrics, push the fabric through the hole and secure with a knot. For added strength place some craft glue or hot glue behind the knot.

For smaller pieces of fabric or ribbons secure it around a craft stick to prevent it from being tugged through the hole.

One another side of the box hot glue the sponges onto the box textured side out. You can add other items to the box such as squares of carpet, plastic mesh and more.

This toy is for small infants 9-14 months old. Older children may play to rough for the cardboard box and playtime should ALWAYS be supervised.


  1. cool idea! I sometimes forget that the simplest of things will fascinate a toddler. With all of the fancy schmancy electronic toys out there, I forget about the things that are already in my house! When I was a kid I remember that it was the best thing ever for our parents to let us have a big empty box. We would make soooo many things out of it before it fell to pieces.

  2. This is super for saving money also….the activity toys you buy are expensive….

  3. This is a fun, simple and educational toy that can be made with items already in your home. Obviously it is not designed to be held onto for years, but during those very important months for your child’s development, this sensory activity box is ideal. Yes, maybe not esthetically pleasing, but c’mon – it’s a free toy people. At this time with our countries economic hardship, shouldn’t we be less materialistic and more resourceful? :/ Also, this was a recommendation, you can use whatever dye free box you have in your home now! So two thumbs up from me!!! Let’s learn to be green and crafty!

  4. This is a great idea! It seems very safe and fun for my triplet boys! Them chewing on the box can’t be worse than the puzzle pieces I’m constantly digging out of their mouths.

  5. Hell, i say, what ever gives them what they need as cheaply as possible and really if you’re more worried about looks i feel sorry for the kid

  6. Very dangerous idea, choking hazard, product chemicals and dyes. Not to mention, pretty darn tacky!

  7. Good idea but not esthetically pleasing. Would be better to cover the box or paint it.

  8. did not like child might try to teeth on box dye from box could be toxic to thier little bodies1463

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