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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!

31 thoughts on “Cereal box scenery

  1. 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!

  2. 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!

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

  4. 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!

  5. 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…

  6. 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.

  7. 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. 🙂

  8. 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

  9. 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 🙂

  10. 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!

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

  12. 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!! 🙂

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

  14. 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.


  15. 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

  16. 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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