Friday, April 15, 2011

Re-Purposed Cereal Boxes

I don't know about you but my family goes through cereal boxes like crazy! We eat cereal for late night snacks several times a week! So I usually fold the boxes down and keep them for homeschool projects. Here is one way we reuse them.

It's Addy's poetry book. I used the fold that was already there to make it easier. I folded a piece of paper in half and lined it up with the crease in the box. Then traced the paper to make my cover outline. I cut out the cover and folded the book and the papers together. Using a thick needle and some thick thread I sewed the book together in the crease. You can also punch holes and use yarn or ribbon.

There are countless tutorials online that range from really easy to really difficult.


  1. My oldest is supposed to be working on a recycling project this week for school and this would be a great project for him to make....thanks for sharing!

  2. Great idea! We have a lot of honey nut cheerios boxes around! :)

  3. What a wonderful way to upcycle! I saw your link-up at the CSI Project and just had to come by. I love the bold graphics of those classic kid cereals, and love the way you used them to create something new, stylish and functional too!

    New follower,
    Jenn/Rook No. 17

  4. I was wondering what to do with those cereal Very fun!!

  5. Oh my heck I LOVE this! My kids go through cereal like water, too, so I love the idea of being able to do something with all that tagboard (besides just recycling it.) Adding this to my Pintrest board.

  6. Colored pencil & marker boxes work great also...I love this idea, my 4 year old loves little notebooks to take places.