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How to Make a Backpack Out of a Cereal Box

Updated February 21, 2017

When you're finished with a box of cereal, you may think of tossing the empty cereal box into the dustbin. Instead of adding to the growing landfills, you can reuse the cereal boxes to make a whimsical and utilitarian craft. For example, you can cut a cereal box and attach a woven ribbon to create a cereal box backpack that can be used to carry your belongings in a humorous way.

Cut two horizontal slits into one side of the cereal box, placing the cuts about 2 inches below the top of the box. Make each slit about 1-inch wide.

Cut two horizontal slits into same side of the cereal box, placing the cuts about 2 inches above the bottom of the box. Make each slit about 1-inch wide.

Place pieces of coloured duct tape around each slit to ensure that they do not tear or rip when the backpack is used.

Cut two pieces of woven ribbon to measure 24-inches long.

Thread one piece of ribbon through one of the top slits and through the corresponding bottom slit.

Sew the ends of the ribbon together.

Thread the other piece of ribbon through the other top slit and through the corresponding bottom slit.

Sew the ends of the ribbon together to complete the backpack.

Things You'll Need

  • Cereal box
  • Pen knife
  • Coloured duct tape
  • Woven ribbon
  • Thread
  • Needle
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