How to Make a Dice from a Cereal Box: A Fun DIY Project for All Ages

Why buy a dice when you can make one yourself? Creating your own dice from an old cereal box is not only a fun and eco-friendly project but also a way to add personal value to an item you created with your own hands. Plus, doing it yourself, especially with your children, allows you to create moments together. It’s a fun and easy activity idea to do with kids, and once you’re finished, you will get to play with it. In this step-by-step guide, you'll find out how easy and practical it is to upcycle cereal boxes and craft your own dice. 


  • An empty cereal box
  • A pair of scissors (or a cutter)
  • Glue
  • A pen


Step 1: Draw a two-dimensional dice shape on the cardboard of your cereal box. Make sure that all the squares are of equal size.

Step 2: Using a pair of scissors, or a cutter, carefully cut out the outline of your drawing.

Step 3: Fold the cardboard along the lines to start forming the dice shape.

Step 4: Apply glue to the edges, then carefully assemble your dice. Hold the edges together for a few minutes to ensure the glue sets properly.

Step 5: Once the glue has dried, use your pen to draw the dots or write numbers on each side of the dice.

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Congratulations! You’ve just created your own dice from a recycled cereal box. Whether you're using it for board games, teaching math, or just for fun, this homemade dice will bring you a sense of accomplishment. Making a dice from a cereal box is a simple yet rewarding project. It’s perfect for a rainy day activity or a creative afternoon at home with your kids. So, don’t throw away that empty cereal box and start creating!

    Why Do It Yourself?

    • Eco-friendly: Recycling materials helps reduce waste and is a great way to teach kids about sustainability.
    • Cost-effective: Save money by making your own dice instead of buying one.
    • Personalized: Customize your dice with different designs, colors, or even sizes to suit your needs.