Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Cereal Box Sketchbook Tutorial

My son has found a new interest in drawing lately.  He loves drawing out designs for crazy houses and cars he makes up.  I wanted to make him his own little sketchbook he could take around with him.  We have coloring books, but  having a blank sketchbook is so much better.  It encourages my son to use his own imagination :)

So here's what I came up with... simple sketchbooks with cereal box covers filled with good old computer/ copy paper.  These are super quick and easy to make.

Cereal box Sketchbooks

Here's how I made them:

cereal box rectangles- cut to desired size
paper- cut to desired size
hole puncher

Cereal box Sketchbooks

Step 1:  Punch holes in your paper and cereal box covers along the sides,  making sure the holes all line up when stacked together.

Step 2:  Place paper inside the cereal box covers and with the holes lined up, slip a piece of string through each of the holes along the side.  Loosely tie the strings together.

Cereal box Sketchbooks

There you have it!  A simple sketchbook just waiting for you or your child to use some imagination on.


  1. Super cute tutorial! simple, but awesome and crafty!

  2. Thanks for the great idea! I saw your link on the Homework Link Up, and I think it would be perfect for my new Eco Kids Tuesdays Link Up. I hope you join me! http://organicaspirations.blogspot.com/2012/11/eco-kids-link-up.html

  3. What a fabulous idea! I wish my son liked drawing. He hates it. I may make one for myself though.

  4. This is so cute..........I am going to make these for my little ones . I will put them in their Christmas Stockings!! Thanks for the idea!!
    Connie from Sadieloohoo

  5. Cool idea! I'd love for you to share this at my link party Submarine Sunday. It's open until Friday @ 11:59pm. I hope you'll stop by!


  6. Super cute idea and I love the repurposing of the cereal box. Don't little one just love the cereal boxes anyway :) Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share this week! Have a wonderful week.

  7. This is fantastic! I would love to feature this on Reduce, Reuse, Upcycle. Feel free to stop by and grab a featured button. Thanks!

  8. what a Cool & fun idea, I'm just about to finish a box of cereal perfect timing!!

  9. We did this!! But I changed it a little, it ended up being the cover for a "clue" for my daughter's spy/detective party and the clue was on edible paper, it was the funnest clue! Check it out, I mentioned you on my blog, thanks for being giving us super inspiration! :) Michelle



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