Cereal Box Crafts: Kids Art Display

Welcome to the last project of the week focusing on cereal box crafts.   This project is a cereal box mosiac on a board with clips on it to use as a kids art display. I am guessing if your child is like me they consider everything they bring home from school a work of art.   Even if it is just one line in a blue crayon by son wants to keep it.   The way I have avoided keeping every piece of paper is having a place he can put his best work on.

kids art display

 

Supplies:

Cereal boxes of other packaged good

1” x 4” piece of wood (mine was a scrap and was cut to 27”)

Mod Podge (I used Gloss)

Thin wide paint brush

Foam brush

Bullnose clips or similar

Gorilla glue or other strong adhesive

Scissors

Pencil

Measuring tape

White Paint of Primer

Hammer

Pound-in Saw tooth Hangars

1.   Cut out different sized squares and rectangles from the boxes you want to use.   Try to vary the colors and look for funny words or clever sayings.   Cut a bunch out.   You can always cut them smaller to fit in your spaces.

kids art display

2.   Cut a board to the size you want.   I had a 27” piece of board hanging around so that is what I used.   Mine was pre-primered MDF.   If yours is not painted paint it white or another color.   Whatever color you paint the board that is the color the “faux grout” will be.   At the bare minimum if you use pre-primered MDF you will have to paint the sides where the cuts are.

3.   Measure and mark where you want your clips to go so you make sure you don’t cover that spot with cereal box pieces.   Make note of the size of a sheet of paper both lengthwise and widthwise when you decide where your clips will go.

kids art display

3.   This part it like a puzzle.   Just swipe some Mod Podge down and then adhere your pieces.   Press down to get the best stick.   I started on the sides of my board and them moved to the front of my board leaving the spots open where my clips were to go.   Cut pieces to fit in the small spaces.

That is the beauty of this project.   All the cereal box pieces need is a simple cut in order to fit in place.

kids art display

kids art display

kids art display

cereal box crafts

4.   After it is dry take your foam brush and do a medium coat over the entire piece.   Let it dry and repeat two more times.   The Mod Podge seals it and gives it a nice smooth finish and dries clear.

cereal box crafts

5. Using Gorilla Glue adhere your clips in place and let it dry overnight.

kids art display

6.   On the back adhere some pound-in saw tooth hangars to be able to hang your board. IMG_2400

7. I also added the quote above it, “Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep” in vinyl lettering with my Silhouette machine.   I used the font Giddy Up from dafont.com.

kids art display

8.   I grabbed two small nails and hung it in place.   It is hanging in our mudroom which is where we drop off our coats, shoes and lunch bags.

kids art display

It is bright and colorful and a fun way to display your children’s art or a place to hold mail or school papers.

kids art display

kids art display

kids art display

kids art display

Have you enjoyed my Cereal Box Crafts this week?   I hope so.   Enjoy Earth Day next week and don’t leave “reuse” out of the slogan Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Smile

If you missed my other posts:

Click here for Cereal Box Crafts: Notepads

Click here for Cereal Box Crafts: Postcards





  • Jean S.

    I am so inspired! Thank you for all your ‘Earth Day’ crafts this week. I raided our recycle bin last night ;o)

  • http://knittingwithchopsticks.blogspot.com Jinnie

    I absolutely adore this idea! That quote adds the perfect touch!

  • http://myworldmadebyhand.blogspot.com Jessica

    This is awesome…love the quote above it too…

  • Stephanie

    Another “fantabulous” idea…I think I will be doing this one this weekend for sure. Thanks for the GREAT ideas.

    • http://infarrantlycreative.net Beckie

      You are most welcome Stephanie! I would love to see your creations take lots of pics for me.

  • http://oneagleswings-tabitha.blogspot.com/ Tabitha N

    Great idea! Love the color of your walls as well. I totally need something like this for my kids. My 13 yr. old is excited about a fancy sports car he is drawing this is perfect to display cause at his age he isn’t so much about hanging pictures on the fridge like my 5 yr old. I think this gives them an art gallery feel, a little more grown up. Thanks for sharing.

  • http://www.serenitynow4amanda.blogspot.com Amanda @ Serenity Now

    Wanted to let you know I featured this post today, Beckie. :) I haven’t tried any “wall quotes” yet with my Silhouette–mostly b/c I’m not quite sure how to size it all correctly and make the most use of the space on the vinyl. ;) I am cheap!! ;) Loved this project!

    • http://infarrantlycreative.net Beckie

      Pssst…use contact paper for your vinyl…it is cheaper and you aren’t afraid of wasting it.

  • http://jolieart.blogspot.com Jolie Dennison

    Now that is absolutely awesome!

  • http://creatinglearningflying.blogspot.com/ Daniele

    how very very very cute!!!

  • http://www.modpodgerocksblog.com Mod Podge Amy

    Cuuuute! I need to start eating cereal. Oh, and have kids. Ha!

    • http://infarrantlycreative.net Beckie

      OMGosh you don’t eat cereal? What do you eat for breakfast? I could live in cereal alone.

  • http://foryoubylove.blogspot.com alison

    Possible tmi- I can’t see the pictures on link parties at work, so I rely on the description to find what I’m interested in seeing. No offense at all to your description, but it didn’t spark my interest earlier. Luckily, I checked out another link party once I got home- and your picture really sparked my interest!

    I love this project! I love the vinyl on the wall and the cute art holder! I hope to save this to my long-term memory for years from now when I have kiddos making art for me! :) Thank you for sharing!

    • http://infarrantlycreative.net Beckie

      Thanks for letting me know. I try to be descriptive so people know what it is. I guess I should be more catchy instead.

  • http://www.remodelingthislife.com Emily@remodelingthislife

    What a cute and fun idea! I love it and I love that quote.

    xo

    • http://infarrantlycreative.net Beckie

      Emily…hey there long time no see. how are you my dear?

  • http://www.blackberryvine.blogspot.com Jami

    Great idea!! Beautiful execution! Your home looks so gorgeous and orderly! If you can find the time, I’d love for you to stop by and share this at the Tuesday To Do.

    http://blackberryvine.blogspot.com/2011/04/tuesday-to-do-party-7-and-6-list-makers.html

    Smiles!!
    Jami

  • http://craftyladylindsay.blogspot.com Lindsay

    Yah, this is pretty dang awesome! I love the Dr. Pepper one snuck in there:) So colorful and fun – I will definitely be trying this.
    Thanks!
    Lindsay
    craftyladylindsay.blogspot.com

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