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:

Materials: 
cereal box rectangles- cut to desired size
paper- cut to desired size
hole puncher
string


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.


10 comments :

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

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  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

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

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  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

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  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!

    T'onna
    http://navywifeypeters.blogspot.com/2012/11/submarine-sunday-5.html

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  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.
    Michelle

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  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!

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

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  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

    http://mommyspinkielipgloss.blogspot.com/2013/10/spy-9-secret-agent-kids-party.html

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