Make a cardboard washing machine for kids!


Are your kids always insisting on helping you out with doing the laundry? Let them – by them a washing machine made from cardboard boxes!

OK, it might not actually clean some dirty clothes, but it will definitely keep the kids busy while you are busy doing the actual laundry!
You’ll love this as it’s so easy to make and it practically won’t cost you anything but a bit of time. You can make a very simple version of it, but we’re quite confident you’re going to enjoy making it as detailed as possible! To make their playset even more realistic, you can give them additional accessories like an empty detergent bottle and an extra small plastic basket for carrying the clothes.

This DIY washing machine playset is easy and cheap, but it’s also one that your little helper would surely love to have! Money’s no object as you can choose to give your kid the washing machine model that you want! Get some inspiration from our album below. 🙂
Do you need an extra washing machine at home for the kids?

  • Used Cardboard Box
  • Duct Tape
  • Electrical Tape
  • Kraft Paper
  • Round Laundry Basket
  • Round Objects (such as bottle caps; to serve as control switches)


  • Cutter
  • Scissors
  • Marker
  • Glue Gun