Kitchen recycling tip: Cereal boxes
- Cut the front flat side of the box on three sides to make a flap. Use the box for multiple cupcakes going to school, or homemade treats you may take into work or wherever. No lost storage containers and you can throw the box away when you are done with it. (via lanar on Thrifty Fun)
- I tear off the top flaps, paint them, then add embelishments to the out side, add two handles made from paper twist that has not been opened and have cute gift bags! This works with any cardboard type box. (via Garden Lady on Thrifty Fun)
- Cut them into proper size postcards to use as party invitations, ways for kids to keep in contact with extended family, or any quick snail mail correspondence. (via TLC)
- Document/photo protector. Cut two pieces of cardboard from a cereal box to protect a photograph or document when mailing or storing. (via Repurposeful)
- Use them as mailing boxes. Open them up and turn them so they're inside out and tape shut. You can cut to any size you need. You can now write the address on the plain side, stamp and mail. (via Tip Hero)
- Cut out rectangles from your empty cereal boxes. Write words, numbers or simple sums on them with a large marker. Use them as flash cards to help your kids learn to read and add. (via ehow)
- Neatly cut boxes into notecard size and write recipes on them to keep in a recipe box. (via MNN reader Jasmine)
Do you have any other ideas for resourceful uses of empty cereal boxes?
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