This is insanely clever and I imagine loads of fun! Who does not like popping bubble wrap first off, and then add paint = deal! - Bubble Wrap Stomp Painting - make some bubble wrap "boots" then dip in paint and stomp around to create art!
"star" box with Christmas lights - hmmm at least one moving box space shuttle downstairs could transform to a reading nook. Just need a bigger box and you could put a blanket to lay on and have your head in there to read