Cereal box scenery

We have a pile of cardboard boxes in our garage and they have been sat there since we moved house. I thought they would make a brilliant playhouse. I used a cereal box to mock up some designs but I think the small version is just great as it is.

It looks like miniature table-top scenery and would be perfect for DIY theatre productions!

They look great with the sun shining through them…

…and make a perfect home for playmobil/lego figures…

…and would be great for kids to customize.

Once I had designed them I simply used a craft knife and ruler to cut them out. It took about 20 minutes….well actually twice that because I spilt a whole cup of coffee over my first attempt. Craft and coffee don’t always mix!

You can download templates here!


 

 

39 Comments Leave yours

  1. Stephanie #

    How lovely!! I’d love a template if you’d be ok with sharing. Thanks!!

  2. That is way too cool!

  3. I love visiting your blog! You have to best ideas…Must eat cereal…

  4. Whoops…THE best ideas! Not to!

  5. What a great idea! I would love a template, my free drawing skills are not that good

  6. Kate #

    Yeah – glad you like…I was a bit uncertain about this one (I’ve not had a chance to road test it on the boys…think they are maybe a bit young??). I did a few templates so i’ll get them up within the week…Lucie….any card will do if your cereal box stocks are low….we get through tonnes of the stuff so have an abundance of boxes!

  7. Wow, this is gorgeous, you are so talented and inventive. I’d love to have the template to craft one for my daughter. She loves cereals (munches them like a little squirrel, never with milk) and this is a fun project to make. Thank you for sharing this with us!

  8. Oh my word, you do make the most adorable things!!!

  9. You’re a bit good with the craft knife! Great idea, wonderfully executed. Likey.

  10. maria #

    It looks sooo good! I think that this will be next weekends craft!
    Brilliant! It would be fab if you could post the template.

  11. so wonderful! wow!
    hope you are well, kate!
    a

  12. Liz #

    Wow, you do come up with some adorable things! Can I have a template too? I want this for when I have little ones around. I don’t know if you get my email address when I post this comment (since it’s required to leave a reply) but, I hope so!

  13. Kate #

    Hi All…

    Thanks for the lovely comments everyone. I’ll definitely get some templates up by weeks end. I’ll put them in a new post so anyone who subscribes will be notified.

    Liz – I promise I will email you :)

    We’re good thanks ariana – hope all well with your clan too. Love that resin jewellery you posted about last week…

    Hope you all have a good week…

  14. Vanessa #

    These are fantastic! I am so glad I found your blog, it is so inspiring. Thank you for offering to share some templates for these. I can’t wait.

  15. Marissa #

    I LOVE this idea!!! It would make a great background for a puppet show too. Thanks for offering up your templates for sharing. Can’t wait to see them. :-)

  16. Olivia #

    I would also love a template if possible :)

  17. Groba #

    I Love it ! I need it !! :d
    Thank you !!

  18. Amanda #

    Love your blog lots of great ideas. Would love a template thanks for sharing. I have a stash of cereal boxes just waiting to be turned into scenery! My daughters will love decorating these.

  19. Kika #

    I’d love a template!

  20. This is so cool. My boys are 15 to 23 but when they were younger….like yesterday…lol…we always had cardboard boxes or costumes or Legos and Playmobile around the house and they made up plays and stories and such….and don’t get me started on Dinky cars….but I never thought of this. Our boxes were just plain buildings or garages…lol
    I would love a template too, I have friends with little ones and am a want to be grandma…some day..lol.
    debbie

  21. Liv #

    Are you the craftiest lady on this here Earth?
    Love this!

  22. This is so beautiful!! I love it! What a fantastic way to recycle a cereal box! :)

  23. Shona #

    Hi THis looks fabulous, so yes please, may I have a template?
    My address is pselever(at)bigpond(dot)net(dot)au.
    Thank you and Regards
    Shona

  24. Kate #

    Thank you all for the wonderful comments and emails…this has been a bit of a hit I think? I promise I’ll have the templates up by Sunday at the lastest. My son has an ear infection so it’s been a little hectic! I’ll put them in a new post and, if you have sent me an email, ill send them to you via email.

    Cheers! Looking fwd to seeing photo’s of your creations :)

  25. This is really beautiful – my girls are thinking it is ideal for fairies! I hope your son feels better soon.

  26. These are beautiful! Thanks for posting the template!

  27. Groba #

    THANK YOU !!

  28. These are cute! Love the photography as well – you make them look so cool. Scott:-)

  29. Oh. Em Gee.
    These are TOO COOL! Holy cats…all these years I could have been making little dolly scenery out of cereal boxes. Bargh!
    Brilliant.

  30. you are the best – love this!

  31. Kate #

    Thanks all for your lovely comments – would love to know if anyone gives it a bash! Hope you are all having a splendid week :)

  32. Beast idea ever! I thought I was fun and creative taping different sized boxes together to make a city-scape but this is awesome. Definitely one to save for naptime though!

    Blue Skies
    Charlotte xo

    blueskiesblog.blogspot.com

  33. Tessa #

    I just made one for my son and added cotton ball smoke and orange foam flames to use with his fire truck set…he loved it! What a versatile craft! Thanks for the idea!! :)

  34. Kate #

    Hey Tessa…so glad you enjoyed it. My son crazy about fire engines too! Smoke and flames sound pretty cool!!

  35. This is lovely. Simple to make and the kids will adore it. Thanks for sharing!

  36. Faiza #

    Hello !

    It’s beautiful but i have a proble m !

    I’m sorry, i can’t download the last part (back), i always have pacman ! certainly a bugg !!!
    Excuse my engliash, i m french.

    bye

  37. Thank you for a lovely blogg! We did a circus inspired by your scenary, it’ll be on our blogg tomorrow with a link to your websight. Please let us know what you think of it!

    Karin & Freja

  38. J’adore l’idée de ce château !!! Mes garçons auraient adoré (ils sont trop grands maintenant lol) mais quelle bonne idée ce recyclage. Bravo !

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