5 Ideas For...Cereal Box Crafts For Kids!

If there are 2 things we have an abundance of its cereal boxes and toilet rolls! You see I have an admission to make...left over food that could be made into another meal, socks with holes that could be stitched? They all get thrown away BUT the actual rubbish like boxes and tubes and stuffs like that, well I keep them because they come in useful you see! 

1. First Threading Activity Boards

We made these as Mothers Day gifts for the monsters Nanny's, love hearts and bookmarks. We have since made a lot more and popped them in busy bags to keep the monsters busy!

2. Monster Face Hand Puppets

We used baby food boxes for these but you could always use those miniature cereal boxes or even just use a normal cereal box..it will just be a bigger monster!

3. Home made Puzzles over at Happy Hooligans.

Cut the front from a cereal box and dependent on child's ability depends on how you cut it...a few strips? Or lots of jigsaw-ry type pieces? 

homemade puzzles from cardboard box fronts

4. This is a really rubbish picture BUT it was one of the monsters fave things to play with and make!

Literally nothing but a cereal box covered (keeping the opening free to open) in some snazzy sticky back plastic stuff with some hole cut out big enough to slot in painted toilet roll tubes and offered along side lots of multi coloured pom poms to sort into the designated colour tubes!

5. Letter Box Craft from Baker Ross.

I love love LOVE this! We are definitely going to be making this soon! Keep an eye out on Instagram for our version!! 


If your feeling a bit crafty yourself and you have a bit more time why not try out these:

Marble Run from This Mama Loves.


  1. Great ideas! I ended up spending ages on pinterest after our dicussion on #ParentIdeaSwap looking at cereal box crafts. I love, love, love the monster face one! Ray xx

    1. Ohhh Rach was it you who asked? I couldn't remember who it was to tweet too! x

  2. Bloody hell that Peppa Pig one is insane! I am definitely going to have a go at some of these.

  3. I really need to be more crafty! Some fab ideas here, my little boy would love the monsters and letter box. I'm going to make an effort to try harder! X

  4. Brilliant! I always keep loo rolls and cereal boxes and then have no idea what to do with them. You and Leandra have got me covered!

  5. I love these ideas. I'm the WORST crafty mummy in the world, even getting the paints out is a chore for me. But Miss S loves creating stuff, so I'm going to have to get on board eventually!

  6. These are great ideas! I've just started saving cereal boxes but wasn't quite sure what I was going to do with them (other than pile them on my desk!). Thanks for the ideas!

  7. Awesome ideas!! Love the pom pom one, I need to make that for A, he would love that. And I definitely need to make a marble run box for O, such great ideas! :) xx

  8. Wow! My mind has been blown - these are some really great ideas and some of them couldn't be simpler. Bookmarked!!!

    Thanks for linking up to #TheList xx

  9. Those are amazing ideas!!


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