Cereal Box Cut-Out Crafts Thanksgiving turkeys

Get those cereal boxes out of the recycling bin, grab your scissors and some glue and delight your family with colorful Thanksgiving table decorations. With minimal effort and materials, you can transform used food packaging into cheerful holiday decor. To make these fun cereal box turkeys, you need simply: cereal boxes or other cardboard food packaging glue stick or craft glue scissors optional: popsicle sticks, clothespins, cardboard roll, cardboard or foam core board scraps preferably, but not necessarily: circle cutter Read the directions here for assembling your cereal box turkeys. Use popsicle sticks for standing your turkeys (or, rather, poking them into something). Kids can also use them as paper puppets too. To use your cereal box turkey as part of your … [Read more...]

Colorful Play-Doh Cookies

Or Rainbow Cookies.  Or Lollipop Cookies.  Whatever you decide to call them, these are a treat for the little ones.  Fun to make and fun to eat. I love that these cookies are versatile, too.  You can, of course, choose whichever colors you'd like.  You can insert a stick and make lollipops.  Wrap them up in cellophane bags and pretty ties for a sweet treat.  Try a red and green version for the holidays.  Let the kids shape them in some other creative way.  Lots of options. [sc:adsense ] The Ingredients are: 3/4 cup butter, softened 3 ounces cream cheese 1 cup white sugar 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt assorted colors of paste food coloring 24 lollipop sticks Original recipe found on All … [Read more...]

Cereal Box Cut-Out Crafts Mobile

Making a brightly colored mobile is a fun way to use up those cereal boxes you may have sitting in the recycling bin. I made this mobile to hang over our changing table and distract my wiggly baby.  I tried to keep the materials to a minimum, using the cereal box circle cut-outs almost exclusively.  I did add cut straws for depth and buttons to secure the bottom of each hanging element.  Following are instructions for making your own. Materials: cereal boxes, some brightly colored embroidery hoop, I used a 10" hoop sewing tape measure cutting mat (if using circle cutter) hole punch (like this or this) scissors pencil string craft glue straws, about 2 or 3 circle cutter or compass (or round traceable objects) with pencil and scissors buttons 1. Begin by … [Read more...]

Cereal Box Cut-Out Crafts Matching Game

Create your own Memory style matching game with cereal boxes. This will make it a quick and easy educational game for preschoolers. Open and flatten out your old brightly colored cereal, and other food, boxes. Choose about 6 different solid colors and cut out 2 pairs of same-size squares or circles from each. I used a circle cutter to get uniform shapes with guaranteed smooth edges. You could also trace a cup or saucer size plate. The trick is to make sure that the boxes you use are similar width, but differing colors. Let your children turn over the pieces, shuffle them, lay them out, and start matching. Such a simple and easy learning activity for young children and if they lose the pieces, rip them up or drool, color, or mark them, etc. you aren't out any money. … [Read more...]