4 Things to Make With Cereal Boxes

They're sturdier than paper, easier to cut than corrugated cardboard, and free. Score!

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Just In Cases

Photograph by Aaron Dyer

Just In Cases

Cereal boxes are well sized for holding magazines, comic books, and school supplies. To make a case, cut the top from a box at an angle, then wrap the box with decorative paper and double-sided tape.

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Order Up

Photograph by Aaron Dyer

Order Up

Junk drawer looking especially junky? Corral all that stuff in cardboard compartments. Trim the bottom 2 1/4 inches from several cereal boxes. Paint the insides, then use the trays to organize a drawer.

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On Track

Photograph by Aaron Dyer

On Track

Make this toy-car racetrack with just a few simple cuts. Add sections from other boxes for longer tracks. Embellish with duct tape, then glue on card-stock- and-pipe-cleaner flames. How to make it: From the front and back of a cereal box, cut and remove a rectangle that's 2 inches in from each edge. Make a diagonal cut at each corner, and flatten the strip for the road.

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General Mails

Photograph by Aaron Dyer

General Mails

Turn bright, cartoony boxes into postcards by cutting panels from them.

Originally published in the September 2013 issue of FamilyFun

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