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Kid crafting-monogram letters from cereal boxes!

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Today I am killing two birds with one stone! (that sounds cruel. No birds are actually harmed in the making of this craft) I’m part of Craft Lightning (busy bag–kid activity crafting)

 

And I recently got this awesome book in the mail from Jaime craft book It’s chock full of 100 kids activities that are made from stuff you have around the house!

 

and color coded! So each color is a different part of the house!

color coded

Like supplies from the bathroom!  bathroom craft supplies My kids had a blast flipping through it and bookmarking all the fun stuff to make!
fun book ideas You can grab a copy of  creating  Really Awesome Free things book HERE

 

What we landed on was making a fun monogram with a cereal box! washi tape monogram

 

and then of course..in true AGAAGG fashion…took it to the next step!

So many ideas! Let’s get started!

What you need: Cereal Box

cereal box craft

Just cut up the side and open it big!

open cereal boxes

I sketched out some letters–but if you don’t freehand well you can find a good font (I like Bebas Neue) and print one out and use it as pattern sketch out letters and then cut it out (or have your kids cut it out if they are old enough!) letters

Then….the world is your oyster! (I ended up spraying them all down with white spray paint for a nice clean surface to work on!)  fun letters kid craft ideas decorate letter made from cereal boxes Great kids crafts

So many fun ways to decorate! You can  add washi tape washi tape intital Just have the kids cover it and trim off edges! washi tape

Let me tell you a trick with letting your kids create. If its something I want to use…I limit the color/pattern choices for my kids. I choose colors that compliment each other and then no matter how the kids decorate…it still looks pretty. Because lets face it…if you give kids whatever color paint they want…they will probably end up mixing it and then you are going to end up with poop brown!

So I picked what color sharpies and then she got to create whatever she wanted! sharpies Have them cover one with pom poms! pom poms

What about using macaroni! They could even paint it! macaroni Stick on some stickers or vinyl vinyl or stickers

 

wrap some yarn around it yarn wrapped letters Glue on some buttons in a fun design! buttons

Paint (or watercolor) or even fun paint pens!

paint

and even glitter! (my daughter LOVES glitter! Have them draw some fun designs on with glue and cover with glitter!) glitter

You can use them as a fun phrase to hang up on a wall

Or a monogram on the door.

Or even on a present!

and this one is my favorite…Punch some holes and make some customize lacing cards! diy kid crafted lacing cards punching card how to

 

So go grab some cereal boxes and create the whole alphabet!

 

Randomly *but not super random since it’s a kids craft AND an upcycle! Look what my daughter created the other day! So cute!

painted root beer bottles

About Kimbo

Kimbo blogs at A girl and a glue gun--where she puts her hot glue gun to good use (as well as her vinyl cutter and sewing machine) She loves all crafts and is thrifty (the nice way to say she's cheap) So she is constantly trying to come up with fast and easy projects that won't break the bank! She lives in Idaho with her hot husband and 3 kiddos.