17 Things to Do With Your Empty Cereal Boxes (Your Toddler Will LOVE These!)

If I send my husband to the store, he will buy everything on my list, plus at least 3 boxes of cereal. I guess it’s in his DNA, which has been passed to my children. We are cereal lovers (well, minus me). If the kids could live on cereal alone, they would. While typically our cereal boxes end up in the recycle bin, some creative people have come up with fabulous ideas for upcycling your empty cereal boxes!

Your toddler will love these ideas. Get your craft hat on people; we’re upcycling with these 17 things to do with empty cereal boxes!

1. Cereal Box Sailboat

Image source: First Palette
Image source: First Palette

Make and decorate a sailboat with your tot.
Learn More at First Palette

2. Cereal Box Guitars

Your little rockstars will absolutely love these upcycled cereal box guitars!
Learn more at the Frankers Acres

3. Cereal Box Puzzle

Take your child’s favorite cereal and make a puzzle out of the box.
Learn more at Artzy Creations

4. Cereal Box 3-D Star

Check out this cool 3-D star made from a cereal box! This would be a darling decoration for a toddler’s room or playroom!
Learn more at Grey Luster Girl

5. Cereal Box Book Holder

Image source: Org Junkie
Image source: Org Junkie

Put a collection of your child’s favorite paperback books in this nifty book holder made from a cereal box.
Learn more at Org Junkie

6. Cereal Box Crown

A perfect upcycle for your prince or princess. Her majesty will love this!
Learn more at A Little Learning for Two

7. Cereal Box City

Who needs those fancy plastic toys that cost money, just use a couple of cereal boxes and make a cereal box city. Let your child’s imagination go wild!
Learn more at Dinner a Love Story

8. Cereal Box Map

Out with the old way of teaching state, how about this…. “What state is Cheerios?
Learn more at Inhabitots

9. Cereal Shadow Box Theater

Image source: Minieco.co.uk
Image source: Minieco.co.uk

Get ready for a shadow box show, check out this fun and creative cereal box upcycle.
Learn more at Minieco.co.uk

10. Cereal Box Shrek Mask

Turn your child into an ogre with this DIY Shrek mask.
Learn more at Toddler Toddler

11. Cereal Box Postcards

Let your toddler draw or write a letter to Grandma with these fun upcycled postcards!
Learn more at Cooks and Creates

12. Cereal Box Journal

Your tot will be sketching away with this cute cereal box journal/notebook.
Learn more at Simple Home Stuff

13. Cereal Box Car Race Track

Image source: Our Everyday Things
Image source: Our Everyday Things

For the little one that loves to race cars, check out this fun track that adheres to the wall. I see hours of fun ahead with this creation!
Learn more on Our Everyday Things

14. Cereal Box Marble Track

Talk about neato, check out this marble track!
Learn more at Made By Joel

15. Cereal Box 3-D Alphabet Letters

How fun! Check out these 3-D letters. Put them on the wall as a great way to teach your toddler the ABC’s.
Learn more at Millionayres

16. Cereal Box Bookmarks

Help your tot save his place in a good book with these fun bookmarks.
Learn more at My Plum Pudding

17. Cereal Box Scrapbooks

Start a scrapbook with your little one and put the pages into these fun cereal box books!
Learn more at Cut Out and Keep


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