Create Your Own Magazine or Book Holder!

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Don't throw away your kids' old cereal boxes and art project from school—turn them into attractive magazine and book holders for their rooms!

Before starting this activity, be sure to get permission and ask for help.

What You Need

Empty cereal box
Craft glue
Kids school coloring or art projects (made from paper)

What You Do

  1. Cut off top of cereal box. Halfway across top of box, cut at a 45 degree angle down to front of your magazine or book holder, cut straight across then back up other side at the same angle.
  2. Glue your kids' coloring masterpiece or art work to the outside of the cereal box.
  3. Place your favorite magazines or books in your new holder!

Explore to find out what materials can be recycled in your area. You can recycle your cardboard and paper scraps and your magazine holders when you no longer need them. You can share additional ideas with other readers on our blog at!

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