This is very basic but my main reason for sharing is it is a great way to re-use something that will still eventually get recycled and it is a simple way to introduce your little one to crayons and drawing on a surface that won't rip like paper.


  • Empty cereal box
  • crayons


  1. Open out the empty box to expose the bare cardboard on the inside
  2. Let your little one get creative


My daughter is 15months old and I hadn't yet used crayons or pencils etc with her. This is such an easy way to introduce her to drawing and she had a ball.

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  • Stace
    • 04 Jun 2020
      5:39 pm

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  • Yes, I have a lot of empty cereal boxes that need to be used this way or as shopping lists before going in the recycle bin. Thanks for reminding me to be more environmentally considerate.


  • A great idea to use materials around the house, instead of buying new. My son was recently taking old food boxes and cutting out the pictures to paste into a collage, he enjoyed that too.


  • So easy! This would be a great thing to do while getting breaky ready.


  • Great idea! We’ve also tried flipping them inside out when the kids want to have their own decorated boxes.


  • I like your thinking,alwYgoid to recycle!


  • Yes, a nice idea and I love that it’s something we can re-use.


  • Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. I have lots of bits like this in the useful box


  • A good idea, thank you – love recycling.


  • We use cereal boxes too. Fun for scribbling, practicing cutting and making dolls houses.


  • Great idea! One ive already been using. A Play School fan, I put together a useful box, its full of bits and pieces for the grandkids to get creative


  • i am a grandma to 9 kids and have been recycling all types of cardboard for years ,we have a useful box and the kids love to make things from scraps . The eldest 4 boys are very mechanical love to mend anything that breaks, so it did work on them .


  • This post got my attention as we like to recycle things and compost our scraps. We think this is a money saving, environment friendly way to recycle since we would anyway. Why not draw on it first!


  • Always good to recycle ! I always share with my kids that we never had colouring or drawing books. My dad always brought home bundles of printed papers from his office and we could draw on the back.


  • It’s amazing how we can recycle things and sometimes forget the obvious ones! Thanks for sharing!


  • It’s amazing how amused kids can be with things that you would normally throw out e.g. cardboard.


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