Make Your Own Kids Shirt Folding Board for Super Cheap (Watch Video)

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Do you have tons of laundry that needs to be folded? I’m literally up to my eyeballs in clothes that are clean and need to be folded. It can take me hours to get it all done. I started thinking of how I could incorporate my eight-year-old into this process. I know she wouldn’t be able to do a great folding job, but she is old enough to help me. I have used a folding board before, but the adult size would be to big for her clothes and hands. So why not make one for kids? Its so easy and very cheap if not free. You most likely have all these products already. Let’s get started!

Here’s What You’ll Need

  • Cardboard boxes (bigger the better)
  • Duct Tape
  • Box Cutter
  • Ruler

1. Lay your cardboard out on a flat surface that you can cut on. Don’t lay on your carpet or nice table! Cut out two rectangular pieces 7”x 20”. These will be your end pieces. Then cut out two smaller pieces 7.5” x 8” and 7.5” x 12”. These will be your middle pieces.

2. Lay the two longer pieces along side the two smaller pieces. The 7.5”x 8” should be at the bottom middle and the 7.5″ x 12″ should be at the top middle.

3. Use your duct tape to tape the 7.5”x 12” piece to each 7”x 20” pieces on the front and backside of your board. Then tape the bottom of the 7.5” x 12” to the 7.5″ x 8″. Make sure when you tape to leave about a half inch between the boards so they will easily move after they have been taped.

4. Lay your kid’s shirt on the board face down.

5. Flap one of the outside pieces in and then the other side.

6. Pull your bottom flap up and you have a perfectly folded shirt!

My daughter thinks its fun to help mom and this is an easy job for her, and I to do together. Who knew folding could be fun? 😊


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Erin @ Wardrobe Hackers

Erin @ Wardrobe Hackers

Content Creator for Wardrobe Hackers

Erin is a fashion enthusiast, all-around craftsy girl, marketer, and devoted mom. She’s been with Wardrobe Hackers since day 1, as the author and “star” of our very first blog post and Youtube video. Before joining Wardrobe Hackers, Erin had her own custom wreath-making business (Front Door Décor) and prior to that, she managed key accounts with Enterprise. She lives in Charlotte, NC with her husband, two young girls and a beagle that sheds (a lot!).


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