Upcycled Cereal Box Marble Run

Joel sketched out a plan for a cereal box makeover. He and the kids had to quickly gobble up more cereal to free up some extra boxes. Crafting this activity obviously held their attention long enough for Joel to snap these catalogue quality photos.

Ahhhhhh…marbles. See the blueprint and more.credit:  MadebyJoel.com[http://madebyjoel.blogspot.com/2010/06/cereal-box-marble-run.html]

Joel’s run was made by cutting, notching and attaching. How simply ingenious?


How To: Cereal Box Storage Bins.

Rachel had some fabric, and needed a project. Rachel eats cereal, and needed a reuse for the boxes. Get where she’s going with this…?

{my new storage bins in action}

“I decided that some funky, colorful storage bins were just the ticket. I really wanted these bins to be as “green” as I could make them, so I brainstormed with my fellow urban-nesters, as we often do, to find a way to construct these by repurposing something from around the house. We came up with cereal box panels inside a fabric slipcover.”


Download the instructions here. Continue Reading

Make a Cereal Box Magazine Organizer.

I cringe everytime I put a cereal box in the recycling bin. Sure, it’s better than tossing it in the trash, but there’s such stiff yet pliable material in my hands, yet at that moment, I’m not clever enough to come up with a project for its re-use. Luckily, someone else is (though I bet it wasn’t the mogul herself)…


  • Large, sturdy cereal box
  • Craft knife
  • Straight edge
  • Decorative paper
  • Spray adhesive

Simply cut the box to the desired shape, spray with adhesive, then apply paper. Continue Reading