Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf
Nature Walk and Scavenger Hunt

Cereal Box Nature Tote

Make this craft after reading Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf . To see all our Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf activities, click here

This cereal box tote is a perfect repository for all the treasures your young reader will find on their autumn adventures, and will keep everything safe until further observations can be made with a magnifying glass.  Made from a cereal box and string, and decorated with torn construction paper (inspired by the endpapers of Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf), it will come together in no time at all so that you can spend the most time outside.



  • Cereal box
  • Construction paper
  • White glue
  • Hole punch
  • Ribbon, twine, or string
  • Cereal Box Nature Tote



  1. Cut the flaps off the top of the open cereal box.
  2. Tear the construction paper into various shapes, resembling leaves.
    Cereal Box Nature Tote
  3. Apply glue to the back of a piece of a ‘leaf.’ Place on the cereal box. Repeat with the other pieces, overlapping so that you can’t see the box. Cereal Box Nature Tote
  4. Repeat on all sides of the box.
  5. Once the glue is dry, using the hole-punch, punch two holes on each side at the top of the box.
    Cereal Box Nature Tote
  6. Cut ribbon to desired length. Thread the ribbon or twine through the holes, making a knot on either end to hold it in place.
  7. Get ready to head outside!

Now that you've made your tote, go on autumn adventures with our Nature Walk and Scavenger Hunt

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JDaniel4's Mom

What a wonderful place to store treasures even after the search for them is done. Please think about linking this post to Read.Explore.Learn on my blog.


Thanks for stopping by and sharing your Link-up. I just added this!

Kim @ The Educators' Spin On It

Thanks for sharing this on our Lois Ehlert Virtual Book Club for Kids. We love going on Savenger Hunts for Fall! Can't wait to make this to take along.

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