DK Children Cardboard Activity Lab
DK Children Cardboard Activity Lab

Cardboard Activity Lab

By Jemma Westing


Publication Date: February 7, 2023

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Ages 9 to 12, Grades 4 to 7

Get creative with cardboard!

Discover plenty of creative crafts you can do using cardboard! This book is bursting with ideas for more than 20 fun projects.


This entertaining, inspiring book is brimming with exciting projects to help young artists, architects, and builders create fantastic games and toys. Using household items, construct an entire city complete with skyscrapers and transportation systems, or a sci-fi robot costume for you and your friends. 


Great photography, succinct step-by-step instructions, and rigorous attention to detail will make young creators excited from the get-go. With a foreword by Jemma Westing, the book gives a clear How It Works explanation for each project, revealing the fascinating idea behind it. From paint and glue to cardboard boxes and tubes, every project is made with affordable and easy-to-find materials.


With 25 amazing projects to inspire young creators, Cardboard Activity Lab gets readers to discover the possibilities of transforming everyday materials into incredible objects.

About the Author

Jemma Westing is an award-winning book designer and paper engineer based in the UK. She has developed several innovative interactive books and modeling kits for children. In 2013, Jemma set up a nonprofit initiative called BrilliantBuilds, which runs free workshops to encourage children to create amazing things with recycled cardboard.


Author Residence: UK

Format: Hardcover

Length: 144 pages

Publisher: DK Children

Publication Date: February 7, 2023

ISBN: 9780744077148

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