Happy Earth Day! In honor of Earth Day, I wanted to share a special recycled craft I did with my daughter. She may only be two, but crafting runs through my little one’s blood! I love it! We are always trying out different kid’s crafts. Most of the time, I look for things around the house to repurpose and reuse. Today I want to share a recycled kid’s craft my daughter and I did made out of cereal boxes and the covers of her coloring books.
- Cereal boxes or old board game boxes
- Coloring book covers or damaged soft book covers
- Straight edge
- Craft knife
- Cutting mat
- Glue sticks
Like most kids, my daughter has 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.
Next I 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.
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 themselves.
Mia loved them! I’m guessing it’s because she helped make them. She did them over and over again, clapping as she finished each one. This was such a great kid’s craft for us to do together, and the puzzles are sturdy enough to keep and use over and over again.