Scrapbook Crafts

Cereal Box Bookbinding
Cut front and back covers from a cereal box.
Cut front and back covers from a cereal box.

Turn this cereal box bookbinding scrapbook craft into your own journal, scrapbook or sketchbook. This art craft creates a place to put precious memories while reusing old cereal boxes at the same time.

What You'll Need:

  • Typing paper
  • Needle and thread
  • Empty cereal box
  • Blunt scissors
  • Ruler
  • Two 9x11-inch pieces of wrapping paper
  • Craft glue
  • White construction paper

How to Make Cereal Box Bookbinding:

Step 1: Fold 40 sheets of typing paper in half. Separate 8 sheets from the 40, and sew the pages together along the fold using a needle and thread. Repeat with 4 more 8-page sections.

Step 2: Cut the front and back covers from a cereal box. Follow the cut lines shown in the illustration to cut two 6x9-inch pieces with a 1/2-inch spine.

Step 3: Place a 9x11-inch piece of wrapping paper on your work surface, and cut off the corners as shown.

Cut off wrapping paper corners.
Cut off wrapping paper corners.

Step 4: Coat the front cover piece with glue, and place it down on the wrapping paper. Glue the flaps over. Repeat for the back cover.

Glue the flaps over.
Glue the flaps over.

Step 5: Cut two 5x7-inch pieces of white construction paper. Glue one to the inside of each cover piece.

Step 6: Glue the spines of the front and back covers together. Then put glue on the inside spine, and insert the five 8-page sections. Let it set overnight.

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