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
Make and decorate a sailboat with your tot.
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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
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?
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9. Cereal Shadow Box Theater
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!
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12. Cereal Box Journal
Your tot will be sketching away with this cute cereal box journal/notebook.
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13. Cereal Box Car Race Track
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.
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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