About to throw out your finished Surf excel Matic carton? Stop! You can use waste materials to have craft fun with your kids. This activity is all about reusing everyday objects to spark little imaginations and organise their rooms at the same time. Use your Surf excel Matic carton or any other box to create a storage holder in the shape of a monster. Remember to protect all surfaces and clothing when you’re doing this craft – things might very well get messy! Don’t worry about any pesky stains on your kids’ clothes, though – Surf excel can deal with that, and you can help your child have fun and organise their rooms at the same time.

What you will need for waste material monster boxes:

  • An empty cardboard box, like a Surf excel Matic carton
  • White or coloured paper
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • White glue
  • Crayons or felt pens
  • Poster or acrylic paint

Optional extras:

  • Pipe cleaners
  • Cotton wool balls
  • Empty egg cartons
  • String or yarn
  • Buttons or beads
  • Googly eyes
  • Felt material
  • Stickers
  • Glitter


When your monster box is complete, leave it to dry overnight. Now fill it with pencils, small toys, marbles, socks or anything else that usually ends up collecting under your child’s bed! It can be a useful way for your little one to organise his or her belongings.

Additional information

For more waste material craft examples, check out these winning entries for our Recycle the Box Contest! Do you have more ideas for waste material craft for kids? Share them in the comments below!