Turn a Cardboard Box into a Royal Horse Drawn Carriage!

Here's how we turned a cardboard box into a stylish horse drawn carriage. Perfect for the Queen's Jubilee, or celebrating any royal occasion.

Take one large box, fold the bottom & top sections inside the box.

Attach white paper to the outside of the box (we used double-sided tape). Decorate the outer top edge of the box with a little gold paint.

To make the wheels, take two paper plates & two smaller circles of card (we cut our circles from a cereal packet) cover with paint of your choice. My girl chose more gold... well it is for a royal carriage!

She then decided the wheels needed more decoration... so sequins & paper shapes were added. Very glam!

To create the patriotic red, white & blue hearts, we painted recycled card, left it to dry, then cut out some simple heart shapes.

We glued these onto the carriage along with some flower shapes we had left over from another craft.

To make the shoulder straps I made four holes at opposite ends of the box using scissors (not a job for little hands). Minnie then threaded red, white & blue ribbon through the holes, & to secure them I tied them together. You'll need to measure the length of the straps before attaching to make sure they're the perfect fit.

We stuck on our paper plate wheels, & I cut a hole in the front of the box so we could slide Minnie's hobby horse through! 

Our royal horse drawn carriage was ready to go!