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.

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.

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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