Monday, 24 October 2011

Cereal Box Craft...

I have no shame in admitting that I once was a lot little bit into the idea of scrap booking. Instead of the traditional baby books, I scrap booked all of the photos of my children for the first two years of their lives. Then, I gave up with a sigh of relief. I have done the odd layout since, but there are huge volumes and hundreds of dollars worth a lot of crafty scrap booking supplies laying redundant in our house.

So, I let Olivia and Lexie help themselves to a whole heap of stuff the other day, and we set about some craft. They had a ball. I turned a blind eye to the glue and the snipping. Even Charlie got a little bit interested. (Only after I tore him away from the Wii. That is a whole other blog post...)

I had scoured Google earlier for some ideas, so here I give you  our collection of cereal box craft:

Cereal Box Gift Bag (which Lexie now uses to cart all her Barbie bits and bobs around in...

Magazine holder made from a Cornflakes box...Olivia now has this in her room to hold all of her various colouring/activity books.

As it was school holidays a week or two back, we indulged in "little packets". And what better way to use the boxes than a hair band tidy in Olivia's room. (Saves me vacuuming the hair bands up. Hair bands all over the floor area constant irritation in my life...)

 For any of these cereal box crafts, all you need is a stack of tape, glue sticks, embellishments and pretty papers. And scissors and a black marker and a ruler too. And of course, a healthy supply of cereal boxes.

And time and patience, obviously.

This fridge file is magnetically stucck to the fridge - so they kids can stick all the school/swimming/netball notes straight in there for me to ignore read.
Olivia and Charlie and Lexie are very proud of their creations. Next on the list, apparently, is a puppet show TV and a filing cabinet for all my crap fadmin paperwork.

And there was no glitter involved. Result.

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PS This post is not sponsored by Kellogg's at all, but I was given a whole stack of Kellogg's cereal as a result of going to a brunch meeting with them.


  1. School holidays in a week - guess what we'll be doing :-)

  2. great ideas!... i can use them in the classroom. Thanks.

    your cereal boxes are thick.... ours seem thinner in width, and taller..

  3. Ahhhhh excellent ideas! And just in the nick of time too. As I type this, I'm just waiting for Calamity Jane to finish (Lolly's watching it and has announced that it's "craft time" when end credits roll)........ xx

  4. I too once had a major scrapbooking habit and have heaps of 'stuff' shoved into spare room cupboards! Immy would love the gift bag, she loves making bags from bits and bobs :)

  5. Oh my gosh you guys are crafty! What fabulous ideas and they look great.

  6. Hahaha this is awesome i like people like you !!! This is very creative indeed , and maybe with a puppet can record it and post it here!!! :)))

  7. I never took you for a crafty blog, but here you are, kicking it!

    And the Smart Cookie recipe below looks like a total winner too.

    Home life, sorted by Lucy!! x

  8. Yes u have more patients then me. i dont think i could do this with my kids. although its a great idea to do with kids if i was still working in child care.

  9. These are great. My little boys would love the carry bag, and I am completely going to rip off your idea for the notices on the fridge.

  10. Oh My GOODNESS I adore these Lucy!!


  11. I do like to scrap, but its far and few between these days.
    lots of clever ideas here. love it.

  12. Are you serious?! All that from cereal boxes?? WOW!!!

  13. You won't be surprised to know I never ever scrap booked. Ever.

    But I can see Ms10 wanting to make some of these things. Great ideas thanks Lucy xxx

  14. Love this so much! Brilliant!

  15. Great ideas! Great to re-cycle and be creative - my boys will love this

  16. They are incredibly awesome ideas! Great crafting Lucy and kids. I absolultely love the tongue out in concentration too :) my kids do that too (so do I ~blush~)

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