How to Make a Puzzle with Your Child’s Art

We’re excited to partner with General Mills® to tell you more about the Box Tops for Education program. You can read our first post that talks all about how the program works and why you should participate here. Today we’re sharing a fun idea for what do with the boxes after you cut out the box tops. Make a puzzle with your child’s art!

Kid Art Puzzle

How to Make a Puzzle with Your Child’s Art

First, you’ll need some boxes. At Walmart, you can find Bonus Box Tops on specially marked General Mills® products. Find a list of participating products here. I saw that 3 items on my shopping list had Bonus Box Tops. I normally choose the smaller box of Go-GURT®, but my son eats it fast enough that buying the larger box with the 4 extra box tops made sense. We always buy the biggest box of Cheerios™ and my son likes the Mott’s® Medleys Fruit Snacks.

Bonus Box Tops

The next step is to open up the box and cut off the box top at the top.


Don’t forget the Bonus Box Tops on the back or side. Right now each box of Cheerios™ has a maze on the box.


It’s time to add the artwork. You can choose art that your kids have done in the past or you can have them create something they want to turn into a puzzle. Lily used markers for the first time and made some scribble art. I took a picture of the art to help us put the puzzle back together.

scribble art by Lily

Aiden drew a machine that turns mud pink. Originally, he was drawing the picture to turn it into a puzzle. After he finished, he decided he didn’t want to cut it up. So I made a copy of his art. My printer had issues with the amount of yellow it used so our colors are a little off. Aiden said he liked the new colors and didn’t want me to fix it.

mud machine

I used Mod Podge and a roller brush to attach the drawings to the box. Then, I rolled on another layer of Mod Podge to seal the paper. Our colors ran a little but I’m okay with that.

mud machine puzzle

Cutting out the puzzle is the last step after the Mod Podge dries. I cut Aiden’s picture into 8 pieces.

mud machine puzzle

I only cut Lily picture into 6 pieces.

scribble art puzzle

This is such a fun way to turn your child’s art into something else using cereal boxes. Do you use cereal boxes for crafts? What have you made? Do you collect Box Tops for Education?


This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of General Mills®. The opinions and text are all mine.

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