Recycled Kid’s Craft: Cereal Box Puzzles


  • Cereal boxes or old board game boxes
  • Coloring book covers or damaged soft book covers
  • Scissors
  • Straight edge
  • Craft knife
  • Cutting mat
  • Glue sticks

Like most kids, have several coloring books.  Oftentimes, we tear out the pages and color and we are left with an empty spine and cover.  We decided to save these to make these puzzles.

Using a cutting mat, straight edge, and craft knife, we cut the coloring book covers to our desired puzzle size. 

Mainly, we cut off the titles and price tags.

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Next cut the fronts and backs of the cereal boxes.

Mia glued the covers to the cereal boxes with some kid-friendly glue sticks.  The cereal cardboard makes the puzzles

more durable.

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After the glue dried, I trimmed around the sides and cut out the puzzle in different shapes.  Cut larger shapes for

younger children and smaller pieces for older children.  If your kids are older, they can cut out the shapes