Here's how to turn Kids Bike Boxes into brand new vehicles

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There's nothing quite like that special moment watching your kids' little faces light up and eyes widen as they see their brand-new bike for the first time on Christmas Day.

They think of the freedom their new ride could bring and the speeds they could reach, but the fun doesn't have to stop there. This year we're launching the #imaginationstation, a way to make the most out of the extra time you'll be spending indoors this year by transforming the box your kids bike comes in. It's time to reinvent and create a new vehicle your kids can play with throughout the Christmas period and beyond.

Ice Cream Truck and Bus Imagination Station Hashtag
Ice Cream Truck Step 3

With a little creativity, you could create a tractor, a spaceship, a plane or even a boat. The only limitation is your imagination.

We want to help get your creative juices flowing and give you an extra reason to spend some quality time being creative with your kids. So, we've partnered with leading craft bloggers to create some easy-to-follow guides that will help you do just that.

For the visionaries out there, you can use these builds as inspiration and work on your own projects. Or for the less practically minded, you can follow the step-by-step videos below to create something your kid will love!

So, what would you like to build?

Build an ice cream van

Laura and Tia from Little Button Diaries have set the gold standard for building ice cream vans out of cardboard.

* Skip to 1m 47s for build instructions

Ice Cream Truck Finished

Small yet important details like building in the option to open and close the ice cream parlour section can really make a huge difference in getting your child immersed in playtime. We're super impressed with this design – show us yours with the hashtag #imaginationstation.

Transform your box into a tractor

Jen from Mum in the Madhouse has a different take on which vehicle your box should be turned into. In an agricultural twist that kids are bound to love, Jen's produced a tractor build with easy-to-follow instructions that you can create at home - even if it's your first craft.

Tractor

We love how Jen's design is foldable; meaning you can store it away to pull out on a rainy day. It's also easy to dispose of when you're all tractored out- making the most out of the cardboard used for delivery.

Create a car using a kid's bike box

You might not have been using your car too much under the circumstances, but that doesn't mean your child can't start driving ASAP. Figuratively, that is, as Jen shows us how to turn a kid's bike box into a car.

Car

Equipped with an impressive custom dashboard, this set of wheels is one your child will want to show off again and again. You can show off your handiwork to us by sharing at #imaginationstation.

Build a bus from a kid's bike box

Sometimes the most striking and vibrant builds include bold colours. That's what you can expect from following Laura and Tia's London bus build - which includes a custom number plate.

Bus

Acrylic paints work wonders on cardboard crafts so if you don't have any in already, it may be worth asking Santa to deliver some alongside your child's bike.

Unlock your creativity

We hope you have enjoyed the builds our partners have produced, and that you're feeling inspired to start creating alongside your family. With most of us spending more time at home than ever before, getting involved in crafts projects can be a fantastic way of bringing the family together - which is what Christmas is all about.

If you think a new bike would put a smile on your little one's faces this Christmas, check out our range of kids bikes and junior bikes – and be sure to share your own box builds with us on social media via the hashtag #imaginationstation.

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