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40 Creative and Crafty Cereal Box Craft Ideas

Updated on January 2, 2018
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Loraine loves arts and crafts and used to volunteer at an elementary art class. She loves sharing fun and kid-friendly craft tutorials.

I spent some time doing a Google search to find projects for cereal boxes, and I'd like to share with you the outstanding craft projects that I found. All the site addresses below will take you directly to the page where you will find the cereal box craft pictured. I hope you never feel the need to throw away another cereal box, that you'll want to make a craft with it instead.

For the instructions to make the giraffe cake stand shown above, go to the Kix site.

1. Cardboard Birds

Follow the tutorial at Home-Dzine and you'll find that making cardboard birds is so much easier than you'd imagine.

2. Haunted House

I'll have to make one of these haunted houses with the little granddaughters this year. I know they will each want to make their own haunted house and since cereal boxes are so easy to come by, they can do just that. Find the instructions and house template at Fun Lab BLOG. I plan on using flameless candles behind the haunted house to make the windows glow.

3. Gingerbread House

A great gingerbread house for the kids to decorate without frosting. Or, you actually could use this for the base of a gingerbread house using graham crackers and frosting. However you decide to decorate your gingerbread house, you'll want to go to inner child fun for the instructions and the house template.

4. Scarecrow Centerpiece

It'll be easy to make a Fall centerpiece for Halloween and Thanksgiving this year. Just follow the directions given at Crafts by Amanda to make this scarecrow centerpiece. Although the directions use a coffee can for the scarecrow, the same instructions can be used with an oatmeal box.

5. Cereal Box Elephant

This cereal box elephant is so cute and easy to make when using the tutorial and templates that you'll find at Pink Stripey Socks. Teachers could use this project, along with reading a book about elephants, either fictional or non-fictional. Kids love hands-on projects.

6. Baby Blocks

Doesn't this look like a fun project? I'd almost want to keep them to decorate the baby's room rather than letting the baby play with them, but the baby would probably rather use them for play. The tutorial for making these baby blocks can be found at The Educator’s Spin On It.

7. Pendants

Who would have imagined that these pendants started out as pieces of cardboard. To make these pendants, you'll want to go to, and follow the directions given at SUZY’S SITCOM.

8. Fairy Dolls and Village

The tiny fairy dolls are great fun to make and so are the little cottages that fit inside the little village. The village is contained inside a "My Very Own Fairy Tale" titled book. When I gave this to my granddaughter she was so thrilled. She said, "Grandma, I love this." You can impress your own daughter or granddaughter by making her a fairy village by following the tutorial at Tiny Fairy Dolls and a Village Craft.

9. 3-D Star

I've always liked the looks of the 3-D star, but didn't have a clue about how to make one. Then I found this tutorial at grey luster girl that gives a great tutorial on how it is done. I think the 3-D star has so many possible uses for decorating. Just the change in color or texture can determine where to use one.

10. Woven Sun

This is a great project for an art class, a scout camp or a party activity. You'll find the directions for making a woven sun at michele made me. This is a great use for all the end pieces of yarn.

11. Drawer Dividers

This is an inspiring way to use cereal boxes to organize office, dresser drawers and bathroom drawers. Find all the instructions for making these drawer dividers at iheartorganizing , Actually this would really serve to organize my kitchen "junk" drawer also.

12. Gift Tags

If you find that you are spending too much money on purchased gift tags, here is a great money saving and recycling idea. Find the instructions for making these gift tags at offbeat + inspired.

13. Picture Frame Matting

Have you ever wished that you could find a particular themed matting for a picture? I love the way this project gives a simple and easy solution to that problem. Find the tutorial for making picture frame matting at AMY J DELIGHTFUL.

14. Cereal Box Monsters

SHE KNOWS HALLOWEEN knows what sees talking about and also has the instructions for making these monsters. The possible monsters that can be made is endless, so get your monster thoughts together and start creating.

15. Cereal Box Guitar

16. Marble Run

Can you imagine how many hours can be spent with a simple little cereal box marble run? What the fascination of rolling marbles is, I don't understand, but I do know that kids love this. The instructions for this super easy project can be found at made by joel.

17. Make Your Own Book

Help a child make their own book using a cereal box for the cover, and then see what kind of book they can write. They can even illustrate their book. Be sure they add their author name and the date so you can tuck it away later and keep it for them when they are grown. Making memories!! Find the instructions to make a book at Alpha Mom.

18. Wallet

You know how kids love to play "store" so it stands to reason that those shoppers should have a wallet to pay for their purchases. To find the instructions to make this cereal box wallet for business cards, go to Vicki’s Vault.

19. Starburst Mirror

This is really an amazing project. The tutorial at BY STEPHANIE is easily understood and her pictures are very helpful. This is definitely something I'm going to have to make.

20. Retablos

Retablos were wooden boxes used by Peruvian people to depict important historical, religious or everyday events. You can make a retablos of your own by following the directions that you can find at Kids & Glitter.

21. Supplies Boxes

Little boxes that can hold paper, pencils, coupons or anything you wish, and with a magnet on the back so they can be hung in a locker or on a frig. You can make these extra cute boxes by following the instructions given at Busy Family.

22. Mini Pocket Journal

Make your own little mini notebooks to carry with you in your pocket or purse. It's always nice to have a quick place to jot down ideas or lists that you want to keep. Go to the crme de la craft site for the instructions on how to make this mini pocket journal.

23. Secret Vintage Book Box

I love the idea and the looks of this cereal box craft. You'll find the directions for making this secret book box by going to the me and my shadow site. Fantastic project!!

24. Office Accessories

Who would have believed that you could make an attractive office desk accessory using cereal boxes and calendar pictures? You'll find out how to make these projects by going to Office Desk Accessory Crafts for the pictured tutorial.

25. Steampunk Hat

Even an attractive hat can be made using cereal boxes!! This is one of those crafts that I think should be printed off and filed where it can easily be found when a hat is needed for a play or skit. Find the instructions for making this hat at craftster.

26. Halloween Theatre

You'll want to go to the Ziggity Zoom site for the directions on how to make this little theatre. Imagine all the skits can be played out with the different puppets the kids like to make.

27. Giraffe

Here is another great animal made using a cereal box, with the instructions at Pink Stripey Socks. I love the great patterns given for these zoo animals.

28. Special Treat Boxes

You'll find the template and directions for making these treat boxes at STUFF YOU CAN'T HAVE. I like the idea that cereal box cardboard is easy to paint, so the boxes can be any color that you want. Or they can be used "as is" which is also very attractive.

29. Prince or Princess Crown

One of the nice things about using cardboard for making these crowns is that the cardboard can hold the buttons and gems that the kids want to decorate their crown with. The directions for this project can be found at A LITTLE LEARNING for two.

30. Craft Organizer

Here is a craft that helps keep all your craft items organized. The tutorial for this craft organizer can be found at CRAFT-e-CORNER. This is a great organizing the craft room idea.

31. Gift Box

Never again throw away an empty cereal box when you can transform it into a useful gift box. The really great idea and the directions for making the gift boxes can be found on the instructables site.

32. Milk Carton Wallet

Show the kids how they can make their own wallet by going to, and following the instructions given to make the wallet, at Lobe Stir. This also teaches them about recycling.

33. Thankful Turkey

A great craft for the kids to make to them aware of what they are thankful for. Then use the turkey as a centerpiece on the Thanksgiving table and fill with fruits or candies. Find the instructions to help you make this project by going to the CRAFTS BY Amanda site.

34. Peg Ponies

Imagine what a great time the boys and girls will have making these peg ponies. An inexpensive, but oodles of fun to make, craft. Go to hw craft for the tutorial for making these peg ponies.

35. Mosaic Frame

A very useful item made using mosaic cut pieces of cereal box for the frame decoration. I also love the idea of a framed blackboard. The tutorial can be found at infarrantly CREATIVE. A nice place for a grocery list or daily menus.

36. Photo Frames

Make photo frames that can stand on their own by following the instructions given at style with a This is a great way to display school or event photos. Choose appropriate paper or paint to cover the cereal box.

37. How to Make Gorgeous Cabochons

38. Desk Organizer

You can make this desk organizer, to look perfectly in your office, by choosing paper to match your décor. You'll find the tutorial for making this desk organizer at MOD PODGE ROCKS.

39. Winter Diorama

This is really a cute idea and I think the kids will have so much fun making a winter scene of their own imagination. The instructions for this project can be found at the Kix site.

40. Castle

The Kix blog has the directions for making this super cute castle. Easy to make and inexpensive. Your little prince or princess will love it.

© 2013 Loraine Brummer

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    • AbsorbArt profile image

      AbsorbArt 15 months ago from United States

      The giraffe is really cute! Love your creativity!

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      Carol Morris 19 months ago

      Fantastic, you've helped me out a lot with loads of lovely ideas to make with the kids this summer.

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      Loraine Brummer 3 years ago from Hartington, Nebraska

      Thanks, Hajo9, for your comment. So many amazing things can be made with recyclables.

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      Hajer 3 years ago from Tunisia

      This is wonderful, you're creative!! :)