Large Cardboard Dice

by Lynn Lilly, May 31 2021

Don't throw away those old snack and cereal boxes! Turn them into a larger than life dice that you can make as a Summer game! 

Project Difficulty: Advanced


  • Washable Liquid Glue
  • Glue Stick
  • Washable Markers
  • Erasable Colored Pencils
  • Construction Paper
  • Scissors

Additional Supplies:

  • Scrap cardboard from cereal or snack boxes (multiple boxes depending on their size)
  • Ruler
  • Paper clips



  1. Make a square template with your construction paper by using your ruler and an erasable colored pencil. Make sure all the sides and lengths are equal. 
  2. Open your cereal box or snack box, cut along the short sides and lay flat. 
  3. Take your template and trace the square against one side of the folded creases. Keep the flap part of your box. 
  4. Repeat Step 3 five more times to have a total of six sides. You will need more snack boxes. 
  5. Trace a circle using the glue stick base and the erasable colored pencil. Color each side with circles to make a dice. One circle on one side, 2 circles on the second side, 3 circles on the third side, etc. until all six sides are complete. Color each side of circles with a different color marker. 
  6. Fold the flaps back and start gluing each side to another cutout flap. You can use paper clips to hold the glue in place. Make sure the cardboard is facing out and the printed side is inside of your dice. 
  7. Let the glue dry enough so it becomes tacky.
  8. Repeat step 6 until all the sides are glued. Don’t be afraid to ask an adult for help.  
  9. Let the glue dry completely before playing with it.
  10. Once your dice is dry, you are ready to take it outside to play with. Assign each side to an active activity. For example, the side with one circle can be to balance with one leg with your arms out for one second. The side with two circles can be to do two jumping jacks. Be creative and safe with your activities!


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