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!

  • Rachel Burman

    This is awesome!!

  • Melissa Kojima

    These look like so much fun! I’ll have to try it!

  • http://misakomimoko.blogspot.com/ Misako Mimoko Eva

    Thank you Melissa! Hpe you enjoy crafting!! :)

  • http://misakomimoko.blogspot.com/ Misako Mimoko Eva

    Thanks Rachel!! :)