This is another one of those recycling crafts that many of us have done lots of times in the past. We have revisited this craft to remind all that it is still well worth doing.
It reminds me of when I was a primary school teacher and I covered lots of washing powder boxes with wallpaper to make sturdy holders for readers and exercise books. Now I am studying all the boxes before I put them in the fire or the recycling bin to see if they are a handy size for storage. These ones are perfect for all the odd bit of paper we have left-over after our paper crafts for children activities and also apparently just right for comics.
Start with a cereal box – first of all you need to put a small amount of the cereal in a bowl, add some milk and then eat it – repeat until all the cereal is gone. If you transfer your cereal to another container then please feel free to omit this first step. You should end up with an empty box.
From one side cut a ‘scoop’ out of one corner. Keep the card that you cut off and use it on the other side as a template to make sure both sides match.
Cut out the other side so you have an opening in one corner.
Find some paper to recycle, it can be some artwork that is no longer needed, magazine pictures, wallpaper, or as we have done – Christmas paper. You just need to make sure the paper is nice and big so that it can cover the entire box. Glue a side of the box at a time and glue the paper on. When you get to the cut out open section it is easier to fold the paper over the edge if you cut the section to be folded into strips. This makes it easier to glue down and results in a nice tidy edge.
Finally buy some more cereal and some more comics so you can start on the next one.