Cereal Flake Tree Kid’s Craft

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Have you ever noticed that kids love to play with their food? Surely, it’s not only mine! We have been battling this with the triplets for some time now. There’s just something about a cup of water and a fork that make for a wonderful adventure. I guess it’s for this reason that the kids find crafting with food, especially cereal, even more exciting!

My husband has a few quirks when it comes to food, but one of those is that he doesn’t like to eat any cereal that falls out of the bag and makes it to the bottom of the box. We try hard to not let any make it to the bottom, but somehow there always seems to be a bit that is rattling around in the bottom. His favorite cereal, Honey Bunches of Oats, make fantastic tree crafts for the kiddos! The flakes look so similar to leaves once arranged. Have leftover cereal swirling around in the bottom of the box? Here’s how to plan a fun family craft for kids!

Cereal Flake Tree Craft for Kids AD #CerealAnytime Use cereal flakes to make a tree craft

 

Supplies:

  • Card stock white paper
  • Blue paint or crayon
  • Green paint or crayon
  • Brown paint of crayon
  • Marker
  • Paintbrush (if using paint)
  • Heavy crafting glue
  • Leftover Honey Bunches of Oats cereal flakes

 

Cereal Flake Tree Craft for Kids AD #CerealAnytime Use cereal flakes to make a tree craft

 

 

For older kids, let them use the marker to draw an outline of a tree trunk and the ground on the card stock. If you have younger kids, then you may want to do this for them.

 

Cereal Flake Tree Craft for Kids AD #CerealAnytime Use cereal flakes to make a tree craft

 

Paint or color the grass, sky, and the tree trunk.

 

Cereal Flake Tree Craft for Kids AD #CerealAnytime Use cereal flakes to make a tree craft

 

Cereal Flake Tree Craft for Kids AD #CerealAnytime Use cereal flakes to make a tree craft

 

Apply the glue in the shape of a tree on the tree trunk.

 

Quickly arrange the Honey Bunches of Oats on the glue to look like a tree. Let dry completely.

 

Cereal Flake Tree Craft for Kids AD #CerealAnytime Use cereal flakes to make a tree craft

 

 

Optional: After the glue has dried, the kids can paint the cereal flakes a dark green to look even more like a tree! They can add color for flowers, fruit, and more, too!

 

My husband’s favorite Honey Bunches of Oats variety is the Honey Bunches of Oats with Almonds, but he has been enjoying the Honey Bunches of Oats Honey Roasted, too.

 

Cereal Flake Tree Craft for Kids AD #CerealAnytime Use cereal flakes to make a tree craft

 

I often catch him enjoying a bowl of cereal as an after dinner snack (hey, cereal isn’t just for breakfast, right?). Post makes a variety of Honey Bunches of Oats varieties for everyone, including a new Honey Bunches of Oats Gluten Free Chocolate.

 

Cereal Flake Tree Craft for Kids AD #CerealAnytime Use cereal flakes to make a tree craft

 

I found all three of the varieties above on the cereal aisle at my local Walmart. There’s even a new Kung Fu Panda Po Power Crunch cereal that is available at Walmart. Do you ¬†use the Ibotta app? I’ve been using it for a few months now, and it has been great for earning money back on items that I already purchase. Earn $0.50 when you buy any Post product at Walmart with the Ibotta app!

 

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Comments

  1. says

    I’m always looking for fun craft ideas for the kids – and we always have a stock of Honey Bunches of Oats (Honey Roasted is our favorite) in the pantry! I’m going to have to give this a try with my kids. Thanks for the idea! #client

  2. says

    This is one of my favorite cereals – love the light touch of sweetness! I don’t think I could stop eating them long enough to use them for a craft!

  3. Emily says

    This is a really cute idea! We have this cereal and it is a yummy one to snack on even without milk. I can see my kids eating while they are creating.

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