5 Cereal Box Projects for Little Ones
Don’t throw out those cereal boxes! At least not until you’ve seen all the fun things that you and your little one can do with them! Cereal Box Maze You will need: Recycled cereal box Plastic drinking straws White craft glue Scissors Kix cereal Shape Matching Game you will need: Back or front of a recycled cereal box Felt Self adhesive magnetic sheet Scissors Marker Draw shapes onto the cardboard. Cut matching shapes from felt. Cut some small squares from a magnetic sheet and attach to the back of the felt and the matching shape on the cardboard. Note: The magnets are just to help keep the pieces from falling off of the board continuously. The strength of the magnetic sheet onto itself is not very strong, so it’s ideal for little ones and won’t be difficult to remove. Cereal Tube Drop You will need: Recycled cereal box 1 sheet felt 1 cardboard paper towel tube 1 sheet construction paper Glue stick Scissors Kix cereal Cut the front off of a cereal box. Use that piece to measure your piece of felt. Glue the felt to the inside of the cereal box. Cover a paper towel tube with construction paper. Hang the tube on the wall (roll a piece of tape and attach to the back of the tube) and place cereal box on the floor beneath the tube. Toddlers will enjoy dropping the cereal through the tube and into the box. The felt will help keep the activity quiet. Yarn Loom You will need: Front of a recycled cereal box Scissors Yarn Tape Cut 9 slits at the bottom of the cereal box and 9 at the top. Thread a piece of yarn into the first slit and tape it to the back of the box. Wrap the yarn around the box, inserting the yarn into each slit until you’ve created your loom. Tape the end piece to the back. Cut more yarn into 11-inch lengths. Show children how to weave the yarn through the loom, alternating over and under. Teddy Express Car You will need: Recycled cereal box Construction paper: green, yellow, black, red Glue stick Tape Black marker Scissors Cut a square in the front of the cereal box. Cover the cereal box with green construction paper using a glue stick. Do not cover the bottom of the car (back of the box). This will help it glide along the carpet better. Decorate the car by creating wheels from black construction paper, cut smaller circles from green for hub caps. Attach wheels to the sides of the box. Cut headlights from yellow paper and use a black marker to turn them into eyes. Glue to the top of the cereal box and draw lines for the grill. Cut two small rectangles from red paper and glue to the bottom of the box for tail lights. Write Teddy Express on the car and put teddy in! Little ones can take their teddy for a ride by pushing the cereal box across the carpet! Project created by Amanda Formaro for Kix Cereal. Amanda is a well-known craft expert and has been writing and crafting on the Internet for over fifteen years. Find out more on her blog, Crafts by Amanda, where she shares tutorials with step-by-step photos for adults and kids alike.