Cereal Box Totes

For those of you who might have missed my blog swap with Emily, here is the fun project I posted!
I call them Cereal Box Totes, and they are so easy you just might want to grab your kids and make these together- I did!
Here is a step by step tutorial, just click on the images to enlarge them:
*or you can use ribbons for straps like my son chose to do with his. see picture below*

(not sure why this uploaded to the side- sorry about that!)
*** Disclaimer!!! Don’t judge me on how these look! I told you my kids did these and I mean it! I tried helping them “make them cute” but you know how it is talking a kid into listening to your ideas!!! They have a vision in their head and nothing you can say (or suggest) will change their minds. With that said, I think they turned out pretty good for a 3 and 6 year old! And the kids love them, so I am proud of them!***

And you can try all different sizes too- the small red one is from box of granola bars. I made a cute almost square one from from a waffle mix box that I gave away to the lady I visit taught years ago. Just have fun with this idea! I am going to see how these work as church bags- they fit a coloring book, some crayons and a bag of fruit snacks very nicely!cereal box totes

Wife, mom of 5, and creator of Somewhat Simple, Stephanie has a passion to create and inspire. She is an Orange County transplant who is now enjoying life in Phoenix, AZ. She enjoys traveling, shopping, organizing, cooking and creating simple projects for her home and family.
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  1. Char says

    I saw this in Family Fun a couple of years back only they used a bunch of smaller pieces of ripped up paper. My daughter was totally bored with it before we even had one side done. Perhaps this version could have held her interest!

  2. biff_erin says

    THis is the cutest idea and I could sooooo do this with my two girlies as a fun project. Thanks.

  3. The Style Sister says

    Just precious! Fun ideas and way to be green!

    Stop by and enter my giveaway…set of 12 berry wreath napking rings…and see all the other ways you can use the napkin rings.

  4. michelle@somedaycrafts says

    I love these simple, but very useful ideas. I featured this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com

  5. Amanda @ Serenity Now says

    I saw this on somedaycrafts.com and fell in love with this idea. :) This will be cute for Christmas. Thanks for a great tutorial!

  6. Abbi says

    I like it! I think they could make very neat ususable gift bags too! I think I shall have to try it!

  7. Rita Kent at TesoroFino.Com says

    This is a great project to do with the kids to get their creative juices flowing. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Creekmore's says

    So cute! What a cute idea for wrapping a small gift. I also wanted to send you a link for something. I posted my link to your blog a week or so ago about my trip to work in the OCC warehouse. I write for a local magazine and wrote my column this month about it (and other things). Here is the link to my column: http://www.jonesborooccasions.com/shailanov09.html

  9. Valerie says

    Love this idea! I have file it away at thecraftersfilebox.blgospot.com.

    Thanks so much for sharing!

  10. Andy Porter says

    They did a great job with their designs!! I love the simplicity of these!! It's awesome that you can have the kids help. Very clever!! You'll have to let us know how they hold up as church bags.
    Thanks for the link!!
    ~Andy@ Poppies@Play

  11. Frugal Chic Living says

    I saw this on Someday Crafts & loved it! So Cute! Such a great idea! I made some today it was SO easy – thanks! I posted my totes & linked you.

  12. Anonymous says

    I wonder if it would work the same with light weight fabric– might be better for a church bag. Thanks for the tutorial.

  13. Tanique T says

    Thanks for this idea.
    I am using it for Valentine’s Day cards holders for my DD.
    I’m not crafty or creative but this worked out well.