Book holder from cereal box

So in a bid to reuse my non recycleable waste I decided Big Critter needed some book holders for his Mr Men collection so here’s my tutorial.

You will need:

cereal box (makes 2 small or 1 large)

ruler

pen

sticky tape or glue

paper or other covering

scissors or craft knife.

First I sealed box both ends & measured to find the centre.

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Marking this all round this separates the box & defines your 2 holder. If you wish to just make 1 big then keep scrolling past this part.

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Next squashing the edge slightly I cut a starting point…

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…and put my scissors in to cut along line.

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I sealed inside to stop the smaller flaps sticking up, you could use glue for a neater finish.

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Next I drew a line from one corner to opposite side. How far from bottom or top of holder you draw this is up to you I did it about 9cm. I had to hold the ruler inside to get a straight line.

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Cut & repeat other side cutting straight line at front.

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Repeat for other holder.

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Now this part is personal choice. You can use paper to cover, material,paint it, paper mache it up to you. I chose wallpaper I got as a free off cut. First I laid one side down & drew round.

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I continue to draw round each part…

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.. till I had a layout like this.

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I cut this out with about 1 cm edge for  joins & here it is. I used sticky tape for a quick easy finish. Big Critter isn’t always gentle so I know these will get ripped before long hence the quick not as nice look finish but they work!

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Once I covered 1 I decided to join them together. If you decide to do this stick them together before covering. you save paper & looks a lot more seamless. You may also chose to do inside.

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tracy

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