Kid’s Craft: Cereal Box Organizer
With school about to start, you are bound to have a few more cereal boxes cluttering your recycle bin.
We thought of a clever way to reuse those empty boxes and maybe help your kids stay organized as they transition into their school routines.
- Three empty cereal boxes – approximately 11 inches by 8 inches by 2 inches
- 12-inch by 12-inch Scrapbook paper
- Mod Podge (matte finish) or white tacky glue
- Foam brushes
- Craft knife or scissors
- Binder clips, if needed
- Adults may need to help kids measure and cut boxes. Starting from the bottom, measure 8 inches, 6 inches and 4 inches tall, using a craft knife or scissors.
- Adults should also help measure down 2 inches from the top on one side. Draw a diagonal line between the corner on the opposite side and cut out.
- Let kids get creative, covering each box with paper, making sure to cover the edges and line the inside — mix and match paper on the boxes for a unique and colorful presentation.
- Glue boxes together, shortest to tallest, and let dry. If boxes seem to separate while glue is drying, attache binder clips where edges meet.
- Wrap ribbon around base, securing ends at center of front with glue. Let dry.
- Wrap another piece of ribbon around your fingers, trim and secure ends together with glue. Let dry.
- Wrap a third piece of ribbon around the center of the loop, trim and secure ends. Let dry. Now you have a flat bow.
- Glue the bow over the ribbon band on the boxes. Let dry.
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