Cereal craft creations and toddlers seem to go together like peanut butter and jelly. They are the perfect combination; cereal is not only a sensory toy, but it also provides wonderful exercise for little fingers and helps toddlers practice their fine motor skills. These homemade cereal crafts for toddlers will take your kids on a sensory journey as they enjoy creating these easy, yummy crafts.
We have gathered several cereal crafts for toddlers, which you can see below. They follow all the safety standards for small children and are fun! Just be sure to supervise the kids while they are crafting. Also, you could use these crafts with cheerios to teach your little one how to count. This series is an excellent opportunity to learn for kiddos!
Yummy Cheerio Activities For Toddlers
These sensory crafts are a great idea for any daycare or preschool! The littlest crafts make the biggest impact, and they're super simple to make. There's no mess, no fuss, and you won't even have to spend more than a dollar! Mix cereals of your choice, add some pom-poms, maybe even a few buttons, tie on some ribbon, and you've got yourself one outstanding crafty time that's perfect during circle time.
Cute Cereal Aquarium
For a toddler who loves to be involved in the creation of art, this Cute Cereal Aquarium idea is perfect. Your little one will blast creating their ocean farm with child-safe cereal and a plastic fish. Encourage your toddler to have fun in the kitchen while you make a mess of your cabinets! Collect boxes of cereal, glue, and paint, then grab some fish and have a blast creating a colorful aquarium right on their wall.
Yummy Cereal Bees In Their Hive
Yummy Bee Cereal is the most fun way to enjoy your morning cereal! Our little fingerprint bees will be buzzing around your food as if they have been very busy in that cereal hive. Together you can make a cute and artistic display out of it or have fun using your imagination. You can take it anywhere and show it to your friends! Start by making your fingerprint bees (or other shapes), and before you know it, your little one will have created their hive. You can even use this activity as an edible finger paint activity.
Adorable Bird Feeder
This homemade bird feeder craft is easy to make and is a fun activity for the whole family. Follow these three simple steps to make a spiky bird feeder, watch birds come to eat, then clean out your birdseed and repeat. The fun part of making this adorable bird feeder craft is spreading the peanut butter or suet on the craft sticks, then rolling them in birdseed. As you roll, it looks like you're making a peanut butter sandwich in birdseed! This is one activity that adults and kids will both be able to enjoy equally.
Crafty Cereal Bracelets
These cereal bracelets are a fun, simple, and inexpensive craft for toddlers. Children can make the bracelet out of one piece of cereal, threading it through their wrist to create a colorful bracelet. With edible ingredients and seriously stylish results, this activity is ideal for toddlers of all ages! These bracelets are so easy to make that your toddler can even do it themselves! Make the bracelets with amazing fresh cereal and enjoy them on your wrist!
Cute Butterfly Cereal Gift
It’s been a long year, and you’re sure your child’s preschool teacher has done a wonderful job. Show her how much you appreciate her with this cute at-home gift that doubles as breakfast because who doesn’t love butterflies and cereal? This gift is perfect for teachers, daycare providers, grandmothers, or anyone who loves butterflies! You will also find a simple-to-follow tutorial on making this adorable butterfly-themed gift for the children to give their teachers for Mother’s Day or Teacher Appreciation Week.
Beautiful Autumn Trees
Make your child fall in love with autumn even sooner by starting them on this creative activity! Cereal activities are great for fine motor skills and help to encourage independent play. Mix up some cheerio worms or rice Chex, then print and use the patterns provided on this cute fall tree printable! These beautifully decorated trees will help your toddlers engage in fun fall activities with cereal along with their families. What a great way to celebrate the changing seasons with this engaging arts & crafts activity!
Adorable Cereal Flowers
Get ready to be amazed that your child’s dull day is about to get a lot better! Prepare by making cereal flowers, and when your little angel wakes up to see flowers in breakfast, you know she will be proud of you! While your kids have a boring breakfast, teach them how to make flowers out of their cereal. This simple idea will lighten up the morning while they are having breakfast.
Lovely Goldfish Cereal Box Craft
These goldfish are so fun! Make a bunch of them, and hang them from the handle of your child's favorite bowl. If you like, put a magnet on the back, and put them on your fridge. They are large enough to carry your cereal from here to there and cute enough to hang from the fridge. It's already February, but try this fun homemade craft with your toddler before it rolls around! Get out your bowls and cereal box, and let's get started for this cereal box craft.
Holiday Indian Corn
Holiday Indian Corn is a fun and festive way to get your toddler ready for the holidays. If you're looking for a fun craft to do with your toddler, look no further! This one is easy to make, only requires simple supplies, and can be altered and customized any way you'd like. Add details to make darling decorations while teaching your toddler math skills along the way. Enjoy!
Cute Cereal Leprechaun
The Cute Cereal Leprechaun features a cereal bowl full of fruity, marshmallowy, magically delicious fun with cheerfully smiling faces, rainbow and clovers, rainbows, and ponies; leprechaun and rainbow treat – all the ingredients to create smiles in your home! This creative character is ready for breakfast time, but he also looks great after his dish has been licked clean. This lucky leprechaun is bursting with crafts with fruit loops cereal pieces in a brightly colored bowl of milk. This boxed cereal set is the perfect way to start their day, and this boxed cereal set includes four iconic Lucky Charms styles.
Snack-on-the-go Cereal Necklace
These cereal necklaces are a great idea for kids on the go! I made one for each kid and added some fun beads from the dollar store. I attached them to a thick ribbon, tied a bow, and voila! Super cool accessory for school lunches or if you’re out for an all-day adventure - now there’s no more fighting over what to eat! It’s there at your fingertips- plus, it makes your kids super cute! There’s sure to be one for every style with several shapes to choose from. Whether at home or away, this creative idea combines whimsy and function for tons of fun!
Adorable Cereal Octopus
Cereal octopuses are the perfect breakfast treat. Featured on Jane's Carousel, this craft is easy to make and one that keeps on giving! Let them swim onto your fridge or grab a handful to bring as a snack at school. Freezer paper makes crafting with kids quick and mess-free, and after the cereal, octopus is dry and ready to decorate, fold it up and store it inside the package! You'll be ready to dive into the ocean of cuteness with this cereal octopus craft.
Lovely Cereal Pumpkins
Use this colorful pumpkin for arts and crafts, fall decorations in the classroom, or even a jack-o-lantern! The final result looks like something you would find on a shelf at the supermarket. This lovely craft is perfect for parties, classroom decorations, or as a home decor item for the fall season. They were also made with a single color of paper, which created a more traditional look. This tutorial will show you how to make this craft in an updated style that creates a darling Halloween decoration.
Colorful Cereal Rainbow Craft
Cereal Pumpkins are an inexpensive and adorable decoration for fall! I love the look of these pumpkins made from just cereal, and they are an easy way to have a colorful decoration that won't be overbearing in your home! They would also make a cute Halloween pumpkin craft with the kids. Use this pumpkin craft to celebrate fall or as a cute decoration for any time of year! This colorful cereal craft is super easy to make, and you only need a few inexpensive materials. Kids will love making and eating their adorable snacks.
Fabulous Cereal Starfish
These little starfish craft-themed handprint and footprint art pieces are perfect for a nautical or beach birthday party. So simple to make, they are sure to be a big hit with parents and children alike. To do this project, you need Salt dough and some imagination! See our full archive of handprint crafts – the kids love them, and so do the parents! These starfish are super soft, made from just cotton and polyester fibers; they can be taken home, and machine washed or popped into the washing machine. They make excellent cheap children's birthday party favors.
Turkey Glove Craft
Toddlers will love to help with pre-Thanksgiving activities with cereal following this turkey glove craft this year. Covered in detailed turkey details, this little brown glove helps kids get a head start on developing fine motor skills and an interest in Thanksgiving crafts. Buttoning a button can be a challenge for some children who cannot yet grasp a small object. This can lead to frustration that may cause rejection of learning altogether. So, how do you ensure fine motor development for your toddler? Get crafty!
Crafty Colorful Cereal Rainbow
Younger kids will have fun mixing up the cereal rainbow, and it's also surprisingly tasty. My daughter liked mixing and matching her squishy marshmallows with different cereal shapes. It's a great little activity to do with your child or even yourself if you're looking for something quick to make. You could even adapt this recipe to produce an adult-friendly cereal rainbow craft instead. The directions are easy to follow, and your toddlers will love to help! They might even argue over who gets to dip their marshmallow into the milk first! All you need are a few simple ingredients.
Creative Cereal Sand
Hey moms and dads! I've got a fun and creative activity for little ones to do with you the next time you have a bowl of cereal for breakfast. Cereal sand is an easy sensory activity for toddlers with an ordinary box of cereal and a few household items. Here's what you need: Cereal Box, Pinch Bowl, Dishes, Spoons, and Plastic Animal Figures (optional). A fun and easy fine motor activity for toddlers! This recipe for cereal sand is quick and helps improve toddlers' fine motor skills.