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« on: July 14, 2007 12:26:59 PM »

i just noticed that my family eats a lot of cereal and that we usually just recycle the boxes, but i was wondering if anyone knew any projects that we could do with them or anything i could make with them thanks in advance for the ideas
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« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2007 02:53:22 PM »

I've noticed on several hat posts that cereal boxes are used as the brim...
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« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2007 03:51:23 PM »

You can also slice them on the diagonal and use them to store magazines.
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« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2007 07:02:43 PM »

I make the kids school folders out of them. The other kids ridiculed them at first, but I have cool kids so they don't care!
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« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2007 03:06:44 AM »

I don't know if you are into it or not, but for Halloween, someone glued/taped/?? mini cereal boxes to their outfit, stabbed the boxes with plastic knife, decorated the boxes with fake blood, and went out as a "serial killer". I don't know if regular-sized cereal boxes would work though.
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« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2007 07:45:27 PM »

I'm interested in finding more ideas too.. We eat lots of cereal.  I used some to make cones to hang from the pews at a wedding.  I covered the cardboard with scrapbooking paper to coordinate with the wedding colors, added a ribbon, and filled with artificial flowers. 

it was a good weight of cardboard to still bend around, but gave it some support.
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« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2007 05:41:34 PM »

how about cutting them apart and using them for postcards?  i do this with a lot of boxes.  You can get some fun images for the "picture" side of the postcard right off the cereal box, so you wouldnt even need to decorate them unless you just wanted to. 

You could also cut them up and make gift cards for birthdays and Christmas.
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« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2007 06:41:08 PM »

You can also slice them on the diagonal and use them to store magazines.

We do this. Cut them diagonally and then the kids paste paper all over the outside to decorate them. Then we have books and crafts organized in them on shelves in the kids room.  They're great, and when one gets too beat up we just toss it and make a new one!
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« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2007 08:48:38 AM »

when I was a kid, we'd take cereal boxes and cut off some sides to connect them and make a barbie home. We'd cut out a door in the front, windows...  Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2007 04:34:47 PM »

I saw in a magazine that someone takes post cards and folds them in half, cuts a half moon shape out of the top of one have, sews them together and uses them for little wallets, or gift card holders... thought this would be a good idea for cereal boxes too... depending on what your eating!  :-)  or you could even redecorate them afterwards!
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« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2007 06:51:45 AM »

here is the tutorial for the pillow boxes out of used cards. you can make them out of cereal boxes, too, i'm sure:)
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« Reply #11 on: September 21, 2007 12:56:53 PM »

Make gift bags!

I made these today from cracker boxes and magazine pages! I punched holes at the top and added ribbon for handles. I thought of this post the whole time, and was so excited to come report back on what to do with cereal boxes!! Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: September 21, 2007 09:48:16 PM »

Thats really creative!
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« Reply #13 on: September 23, 2007 08:47:54 AM »

Well, this is cool.  I looked at your post then looked just a few posts down and found this!

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=193119.0

You could leave the original artwork from the box on the bracelets or Mod Podge, paint, etc on them!

Cool idea.  I just throw my boxes away but am now wondering why the heck I do - being a crafter and all!  Sheesh!
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« Reply #14 on: September 23, 2007 11:53:08 AM »

Ooh Ooh Ooh! Magazine holders! Cut the top off diagonaly, and then decorate it with wrapping paper or tissue paper!!
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« Reply #15 on: September 26, 2007 11:34:10 AM »

This wasn't my idea, I got it from a posting here about 3 (?) months ago... Just like funkensteins, I made gift bags.  I wrapped mine with old sheet music (cool musical notes) and some I used music sheet covers (pictures of Rosemary Clooney and Janet Leigh and Bing Crosby and Julie Andrews.)
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« Reply #16 on: February 13, 2008 03:53:59 PM »

You could also make them into a mini wallet / biz card holder like this:
http://www.replayground.com/pages/diy/wallet.asp

Or you could turn them into a placemat like this:
http://www.replayground.com/pages/diy/cerealplace.asp
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« Reply #17 on: February 13, 2008 04:14:53 PM »

We used some today from our berry cereals to make Valentines. We just cut out heart shaped pieces, and wrote the classmates' names on the back!
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« Reply #18 on: February 14, 2008 05:21:25 PM »

sometimes i just tape it back with tape and let children to play with it as if they're going grocery shopping.  children have tons of fun!!
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« Reply #19 on: February 20, 2008 06:14:31 PM »

I Made These Really Great Clutch Bags Out Of Them....
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