4 Things to Make With Cereal Boxes

General Mails
Photograph by Aaron Dyer
They're sturdier than paper, easier to cut than corrugated cardboard, and free. Score!
Photograph by Aaron Dyer
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.

Photograph by Aaron Dyer
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.

Photograph by Aaron Dyer
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.

Photograph by Aaron Dyer
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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