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

  3. 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.

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


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