Cereal Box Monsters
There are so many things you can make from an empty cereal box! Instead of throwing them away or recycling them, carefully break down the top and bottom enclosures so you can flatten the boxes and save them for future projects. These monsters are a perfect example of how to easily turn an ordinary cereal box into something fun and entertaining for the kids!
You won’t need a long list of supplies either. In fact, there’s only a handful, and I’m going to bet you already have them at home!
To make these monsters you will need:
2 empty cereal boxes
4 sheets of green construction paper
4 sheets of purple construction paper
Scraps of black, white, yellow, orange, blue and red construction paper
Something for weight (dried beans, dried pasta, rocks, pennies, etc)
If you’re like me and you save your cereal boxes and collapse them as I’ve described above, then you’re going to need to reassemble them. Before you close them up with tape, drop in a weight such as a handful of rocks, a bag of sand, etc. This will keep your cereal box monsters from falling over.
Cover one of the boxes completely with purple construction paper.
Cover the other box with green construction paper. Using tape is the easiest way to cover the boxes.
Cut small squares or circles and maybe some long skinny triangles from another color of construction paper. I used orange for my squares (polka dots would be cool too!) and yellow for my stripes (triangles). Use a glue stick to add them to your boxes.
Use something round to trace a large circle from white paper. I used a coaster I made from a recycled CD. Cut out the white circle.
Cut out a blue circle that is smaller than the white one and use a glue stick to attach it to the white circle. Repeat this process for the black part of the eye as well.
Making mouths is easy! Just cut a rectangle or oval or other shape from black paper. Cut out simple teeth from white paper and attach them to the black mouth with a glue stick.
Make sharp teeth by simply cutting triangles instead.
You can add other embellishments like hair by cutting a half circle and cutting the paper into a fringe then scrunching it a little with your hand. Eyebrows are as simple as cutting out a simple long strip of black paper. Make smaller eyes by attaching black circles to white circles, or if you prefer, you can cut white circles and draw the black on with a marker.
There, all done and perfect for displaying in your child’s room, play room or for Halloween!
Amanda Formaro 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.