Uses for Cereal Boxes and Packaging

Cereal boxes and the inner bag can be reused in a wide variety of ways. This is a guide about uses for cereal boxes and packaging.
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November 19, 2016 Flag

The waxed paper liners from cereal and cracker boxes have so many uses. I use them for rolling out dough. I wet the countertop with a damp sponge so it sticks better. I also use them for wrapping meat to freeze, and cutting into squares to separate hamburgers before freezing. The paper is very good quality. After you finish your box of cereal, take out the liner, and open it up so it can lie flat. It's best to do this over the sink to catch any crumbs. Wipe down with a sponge and allow to dry before using. Make sure you recycle the box, too!

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December 20, 2010 Flag
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I found a creative way to wrap Christmas packages. I refused to buy wrapping paper, bows, or ribbon this year, so I began to save cereal boxes, oatmeal cartons, etc. I have accumulated quite an interesting array of grocery containers and they work just perfectly for most of our gift items.

My kids have started saying, "Mom has gone green!" Just think of all the space I am saving in a landfill by not adding to it with my pile of discarded wrapping paper. The boxes can be compacted and used in our garden this spring!

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January 17, 20110 found this helpful

I have used paper grocery bags by cutting them to lay flat I use the inside of bag for the outside if it has any printing on it. you can glue pictures cut out of mags etc or use cookie cutters in different shapes to decorate outside just draw around shape. Use stick glue to go over the marks and sprinkle glitter over shake off any extra or use glitter pens. also for real small gifts you can print out free gift wraps for all occasions online for a larger gift they can be printed and taped together and they have matching gift tags to print also.

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April 17, 20120 found this helpful

My mother used to trace paper patterns for clothing to sew on old school grocery shopping bags. Very sturdy and lasted several uses.

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January 26, 2011 Flag
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Use cardboard cereal boxes to make shipping envelopes. Deconstruct the box so it lays flat. Take off the small end on the right side or tape it down. Tape down the flaps on the top and bottom of the front of the cereal box.

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January 16, 2008 Flag

My goal for this month is to declutter and sell my extras on ebay. In the past I have used the free flat rate shipping boxes from the post office. However, with prices on shipping so high, it seems I get less bids.

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April 8, 2009 Flag

This is the perfect way to save your Easter ham. A big ham fits perfectly in a recycled bag from a large box of cereal. For ham, I especially like the very large corn flakes bags.

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April 9, 2012 Flag

I am starting to sell things on Ebay. I recently read an article that suggested reusing what we already have. From here on, my packaging material will include at least one of the bags from the cereal box.

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April 11, 2013 Flag
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The bags that cereal comes in are great for storing all the leftover veggies in the freezer. I use a clothespin or chip clip to hold it closed.

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May 7, 2009 Flag

I seldom use waxed paper. In fact I usually only use it when my husband makes hamburgers on the grill, to layer the raw patties in so they won't stick.

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September 10, 2008 Flag
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When empty, I use wide "scotch" tape to stick the top together of cereal boxes, then cut the top and bottom off to the depth of approximately 2 inches

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October 8, 2007 Flag

I have been selling some of my daughter's outgrown clothing on ebay. To ship the items, I save and use empty cereal boxes and wrap them in inexpensive brown craft paper.

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October 19, 2005 Flag
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Most cereal boxes can be converted into boxes to store magazines. Just remove the top flaps and cut the upper third of the box off at a diagonal angle. You can put contact paper on the outside of the box to make the box look better.

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June 17, 2009 Flag
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I use cereal boxes to hold craft stuff. I use one for colored paper, one for wax paper, and one for little paint holders. I glue a piece of construction paper to the front, and let the kids color it.

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July 2, 2008 Flag

Before throwing out that cereal box consider saving the pieces to uses as patterns for quilt pieces, purse patterns, etc. Simply cut away the 2 large front and back pieces and save in a Ziploc bag.

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September 9, 2013 Flag
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I save old boxes to wrap in gift paper to make my wrapping experience as stress free as possible by having them ready now. Using colored duct tape to finish the edges also adds to the festive mood.

Boxes wrapped in Christmas paper and edged with duct tape.

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June 15, 2011 Flag
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You can use cereal box liners for tracing patterns and cutting sewing patterns. When cereal box liners are empty, carefully pull them apart to flatten at the seams. If done slowly, they won't tear.

Tracing a pattern using recycled liners from cereal boxes.

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September 13, 2013 Flag
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Cut the whole box diagonally, close the top flaps and tape them shut, voilá! Two magazine files free!

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March 9, 2006 Flag
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One thing I do as an avid recycler is to use the empty bag inside the cereal box for crushing graham crackers to make crust. I use crackers and dried bread to make crumbs for meatloaf.

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March 2, 2010 Flag
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I use the cereal box liners as a protective surface when children are painting or gluing. Open the bag up on the seam so that you have a good size surface.

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February 24, 2010 Flag
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After a box of cereal is done I save the inner wax bag to reuse as wax paper. I cut it to lay it out flat, to use it to protect the kitchen table when the kids are doing craft projects or using playdoh.

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October 17, 2013 Flag
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I wanted a simple solution to throw out small trash and recycle cardboard boxes. I cut the four edges of the box along the creases, then I put tape on the top of the edges to make them smooth.

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January 16, 2013 Flag
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Here is what I do with some of my extra cereal boxes, and the end of the duct tape roll that has no adhesive on it. I join them to make pencil boxes for the table.

Cereal Box Pencil Holder

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April 1, 2010 Flag
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My kids are always tearing the boxes that playing cards come in. I cut a Little Debbie oatmeal box down to where it is a little taller than the cards and put the cards in it.

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September 25, 2011 Flag
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How can we make toys from empty Kellogg's cereal boxes?

By Asian mom

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September 26, 20110 found this helpful

You could tape the boxes shut securely, and make giant building blocks. If they get flattened, make more. If you look at a site called ehow.com, there are directions for making a doll house from pizza boxes. Since pizza and cereal boxes are about the same thickness of cardboard, the directions could be adapted to cereal boxes. Go to ehow and put how to make a doll house out of pizza boxes in the search box.

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September 28, 20110 found this helpful

Depending on the kids' age(s), you can just give them the boxes to play with as is. Taping the end closed is great for making big "blocks" that are light enough for younger kids, and won't hurt anyone when they fall over on them.

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August 4, 2014 Flag
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This is a guide about making paper hats from cereal boxes. The light cardboard of these boxes can be reused in fun projects with the kids.

frog hat

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July 26, 2006 Flag
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Reusing A Cornflake Box. I am presently working on a 100 other uses of cereal boxes but I will just give you the best one of them.

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