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

Notes... 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.

Want other brilliant projects sent to you?

You'll need to check this email to complete your signup.


This project was posted by:

  • Stace
    • 04 Jun 2020
      5:39 pm

Post your project
  • Great idea, my mum always used to give me envelopes to draw on instead of just throwing them out.


  • Fantastic idea! Recycle and reuse I love it


  • We do this all the time – my children love creating things out of tissue boxes, or toilet roles, or any other cardboard that they can cut and colour :)


  • Absolutely. I love the idea. Boxes can be so useful in a young household. Think also about big boxes to create a playhouse!


  • Great idea, we do this and cut out things from catalogs and clue them to it


  • Basic indeed, but it never hurts to remind people.


  • Thank you for sharing your recycling idea. looks like a good activity


  • love this idea. Good to recycle


  • My kids bit grown up now. But we still use these cereal boxes to create many things.


  • Great Idea for Kids thanks for sharing


  • love this…drawing is so great for kids


  • Kids love to draw and this helps stimulate their imagination. Plus using up the boxes is a great idea!


  • Great way to maximise the use of these materials.

    • I agree, every opportunity to conserve and use resources wisely should indeed be taken.


  • Great idea…my toddlers will love it


  • I am a fan of reusing, recycling and up-cycling. It is cost effective and a good use of resources.


Post a comment
Like Facebook page

LIKE MoM on Facebook

Please enter your comment below
Would you like to include a photo?
No picture uploaded yet.
Please wait to see your image preview here before hitting the submit button.
Your MoM account

Lost your password?

Enter your email and a password below to post your comment and join MoM:

↥ Back to top

Thanks For Your Star Rating!

Would you like to add a written rating or just a star rating?

Write A Rating Just A Star Rating