They say when it rains, it pours. This month I experienced one of those weeks where nothing seemed to go my way. You know the kind of week when everything falls apart. The kind of week that no matter how far in advance you planned, something totally unexpected and out of your control decides to appear by mere happenstance. I’m talking about living at your parent’s house complete with 6 adults, 3 children, 1 cat and too many pups to mention because your condo was getting ready for fumigation; driving a rental because somehow your van was damaged during routine maintenance, and to top it off taking not one but two trips to the hospital in one week. That’s the kind of week I had.
I am not here to complain. I am very grateful that we got through such a rough week, blessed is more like it. And there were a few things that helped me out during the week when I was feeling grossed out by medication but still needed to tend to three little ones – puppet shows, paper airplanes and cereal. Yes, cereal!
I was sitting at the dinner table and looked up to a box of Cheerios. After remembering that I had asked my mom for dental floss the night before a light bulb went off in my head. I grabbed the box of cereal, a pack of dental floss and painters tape the kids were already playing with to set up a simple craft, not to mention practice their fine motor skills.
After realizing they were enjoying their little craft I decided to research what else we could do with cereal. Here’s our roundup of some of the best (in our opinion) cereal crafts found online! Enjoy!
Please share some of your favorite cereal crafts in the comments below. We’d love to hear all about them.
My son loves fish, and it’s one of the few animals I know how to draw really well. So this craft is perfect for our family. And, it’s an easy one at that.
I love using crafts to help drive home a point. Crafting offers many teachable moments for all ages. Domestic Charm uses this cereal craft to help teach her kids the colors of the gospel. The fact that she crushes the cereal to make it look like sand is genius!
This craft is the closest to what we were trying to do the other day with the Cheerios and dental floss, but it looks so much prettier with all the colors and sparkle cords.
Who doesn’t love rainbows. I think this one is a great activity to do with toddlers to help them learn or reinforce colors, drawing lines and creating association.
Now this craft is particularly awesome because 1) the 2016 Olympics are just around the corner, 2) it includes a free printable and 3) it’s from my home girl from high school so I gotta share the love! Oh, and most importantly, this is the one craft my daughter picked out.
So far these are our favorite cereal crafts. We’ve done a few and can’t wait to try out some of the others here.
Have you done any fun cereal crafts lately? If so, please let us know in the comments below. Tell us which ones are your favorites.