How to Make a Backpack Out of a Cereal Box

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How to Make a Backpack Out of a Cereal Box
Cereal boxes can be customised with craft supplies. (blank product box image by Undy from Fotolia.com)

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.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

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

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Instructions

  1. 1

    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.

  2. 2

    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.

  3. 3

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

  4. 4

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

  5. 5

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

  6. 6

    Sew the ends of the ribbon together.

  7. 7

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

  8. 8

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

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