Upcycled Cereal Box Nesting Dolls

Upcycled Cereal Box Nesting Dolls

I love silly crafts and games. They’re the best! These nest­ing ani­mals made from recy­cled boxes are sim­ple to make and look so cute. It’s a per­fect paint & play craft activ­ity to do with your kids!

Upcycled Cereal Box Nesting Dolls

Younger chil­dren will have fun play­ing with their new friends while learn­ing about size, weight, and place­ment by fit­ting one ani­mal box inside another.

Upcycled Cereal Box Nesting Dolls

Start with ele­phant, lovely cow, friendly dog, and naughty cat. Then add dif­fer­ent ani­mals like a brave lion or a fierce croc­o­dile or a tiny rat. Ask your kids what their favorite ani­mals are and start crafting!

Upcycled Cereal Box Nesting Dolls

What You Need

  • Recy­cled boxes (dif­fer­ent sizes)
  • Brush and paint
  • Marker
  • Hot glue gun & glue
  • Scis­sors
Upcycled Cereal Box Nesting Dolls

Step 1
Dis­as­sem­ble the boxes. Cut off the bot­tom flaps so that the smaller boxes can fit inside.

Upcycled Cereal Box Nesting Dolls

Step 2
Turn the boxes inside out and reassem­ble, glu­ing the flaps to fix the piece.

Upcycled Cereal Box Nesting Dolls

Step 3
Draw your favorite ani­mal ears onto card­board, adding a 1/2-inch flap. Cut out the pieces, fold down the flaps and glue them to the top or a side of the ani­mal head.

Upcycled Cereal Box Nesting Dolls

Step 4
Now draw your ani­mal faces and paint them!

Upcycled Cereal Box Nesting Dolls

Your new nest­ing ani­mals are ready to play. ☺

Enjoy!