March 22, 2022

Reuse Your Cereal Box or Bag with These Five DIY Crafts and Projects

Crafts Made with Reusable Post Cereal Boxes

The fun doesn’t need to stop when your cereal box is empty! Packaging from your favorite Post® and Malt-O-Meal® breakfast cereals is recyclable and can be reused to make fun crafts the kids will love and practical DIY projects.

Reusing your package materials is an easy and sustainable way to recycle and keep trash out of landfills. Get inspired to protect the environment with our five craft and project ideas below or let your creativity guide you!

PEBBLES™ Cereal Box Guitar

Guitar craft made with PEBBLES cereal box

Instead of disposing of your cereal box, use it to create a fun and festive instrument!

Let your creative and musical side run wild when building this cereal box guitar. Use a PEBBLES™ cereal box or the package from any of our other delicious cereal brands. Here’s how to build your own cereal box guitar.

Cereal Box Magazine Holder

To start, gather all your loose papers and magazines and grab a recycled cereal box from any of your favorite Post cereal brands.

Starting about two inches from the bottom of the box, cut diagonally on each side at a 45-degree angle until you get to the top. Cut off the rest of the box lid and you’ll be left with a large enough opening to slide in your magazines or loose papers.

Enjoy both the organization and knowledge that you’re doing a small part to help keep cereal boxes out of landfills!

Malt-O-Meal® Cereal Gift Bag

Show off your love for cereal next time you need a gift bag. Using a Malt-O-Meal cereal bag (any size or variety—there are plenty to choose from!) and some tape, create a vibrant and sustainable cereal-inspired gift bag.

Watch this video from TerraCycle to see the step-by-step directions in action.

PEBBLES™ Confetti Poppers Craft

Confetti Poppers craft made with PEBBLES cereal box

Celebrate your recycling efforts with these confetti poppers.  All you need is Fruity PEBBLES cereal, some push pop containers (or cereal box cardboard), tissue paper, and double-sided tape. Snag the instructions.

Malt-O-Meal® Cereal Storage Bag

This project is simple! After you have finished your Malt-O-Meal cereal, save the bag for reuse. Malt-O-Meal’s signature resealable zipper is a colorful way to store more cereal, other ingredients, or any number of supplies and knick-knacks. Share your ideas with Malt-O-Meal on Instagram and Facebook.

Happy crafting and DIY-ing!

Do you have a unique way to recycle or reuse a cereal box or bag? Let us know by tagging us in your DIY creations on Instagram or TikTok!