Today we are going to get our “recycle” on and craft some cool postcards out of cereal boxes. We are getting close to Earth Day (April 22nd). So this week I am going to focus on reducing, reusing and recycling cereal boxes and other cardboard boxes. They are plentiful, easy to work with and make great postcards! And what kid wouldn’t want to receive or send one of these in the mail?
Cereal boxes or other packaged goods
Paper cutter or Exacto knife
Optional: Corner Punch
1. Using a paper cutter or Exacto knife with ruler cut your postcards down to 4” x 6” rectangles.
2. Optional: Round the corners with a corner punch. I think this adds a nice little finishing touch.
3. Flip the card over and use a ruler and fine permanent marker to draw lines on it for the address and also to separate the address from the words.
4. Kids loving receiving and sending mail. Have them send a “recycled” postcard in honor of Earth Day to Grandma and Grandpa. Or tie a pack of them with some ribbon or twine to give as a gift.
Here are some of my favorites…
“Amazingly Smooth” Dr. Pepper Postcard
“Honey Bunches” Postcard
“Mr. Pringles” Postcard
For more Cereal Box Crafts…