Introduction: Lucky Charms IPod Nano Gift Box

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This year I kind of wanted to get my son something that was cool. The problem is that I don't want him to get the full impact all at once.

Have you ever read the ingredients in this stuff...yikes! Anyway, I will attempt to show you what I have done after I have done it. I started to take pictures midway.

You will need the following:

Box of cereal
iPod Nano
A knife
Paste or rubber cement
a little computer knowledge

Step 1: First You Will Need to Work Out the Image for the Box

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I created the image from the computer. The image of the green iPod I copied to my computer from the web.

Then I added the wording on to the face of the iPod.

I printed onto glossy photo paper, cut it out and pasted it to the box.

Step 2: Open the Box and the Bag

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Take your trusty kitchen knife and open the bottom of the box by sliding it between the flaps. Pull the bag out and gently pull the verticle seam apart not the horizontal top or bottom. You will then empty about a cup of the contents into a cereal bowl, add milk and eat. Then go grab your iPod and slip it into the bag!

Step 3: Seal It Up

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Seal up the bag with tape or paste and seal the box lids with paste. Put a book on it as a weight, let it dry, and you're done!


worldstrogest247 (author)2010-06-05

ooooh that is awsome!!!!

nickels (author)2009-10-14

I am a few years late to this party, but I just found this whilesearching for something else. Now I am thinking that I will totally usethis technique to give my wife a Kindle on Xmas. I will put it in a boxof Alphabets, I think that is a fitting choice. Thanks for thegreat idea!

Nymph (author)2008-12-23


watermelonhead (author)2008-10-25

great idea! i'm always looking for cereal with awesome prizes inside!

zachninme (author)2006-12-17

Cool, but what if the kid insists he won the iPod, and you really didn't give it to him?

Give me a break, he's 13! Need I say more?

He might act that way to just annoy you... trust me :-) Or even worse, he doesn't open up the box :P

You think waaaaaaaaaay too much, less alone time for you.

Hey, I'm 13, I would think its some funny joke and not open it. Seriously.

farbs (author)zachninme2007-02-05

I would say great always wanted this. Thanks and throw it in the cabinet. Coming from a 13 year old. I mean its a cereal box! what are you supposed 2 expects? The leprechaun to pop out of the box or something?

qwerty90210 (author)farbs2007-12-03

I thought I was the only 13 year old on here.

Gjdj3 (author)qwerty902102008-07-02

There are loads of 13 year olds on here. I'd say that most members are probably between the age of 13 and 17.

Gage987 (author)Gjdj32008-09-03

hey im between the age of 12 and 14

farbs (author)Gjdj32008-07-03

well arent you the smart little statisician.

Gjdj3 (author)farbs2008-07-03

Haha. That's just my guess, my opinion. The reason I say that is because 13 is how old you need to be to make an account.

farbs (author)Gjdj32008-07-03

really? i didnt notice. w/e. sorry, i was just in a bad mood, i had just gotten out of the ER.

Gjdj3 (author)farbs2008-07-04

Oh, sorry about the ER. What were you in there for?

farbs (author)Gjdj32008-07-04

A sprained my back. I don't know how, the doctor was in awe. Most people sprain their backs from blunt force trauma or car accidents or falling off ladders, etc.

Gjdj3 (author)farbs2008-07-04

Ouch! That stinks.

temp (author)qwerty902102008-08-26

I'm 14

temp (author)temp2008-08-26

whoops... forget that last part i'm really 13. this sorta thing happens to me a lot.

heh im 13 also... anyway yeah my parents always give me smartass gifts just before they give me something really cool like the ipod touch or xbox 360 i got 4 christmas this year... anyway yeah i probably wouldnt give the cereal a second thought as a gift, but i would probably eat it, because i like lucky charms lol so if u wanted me to find it like a week later sure this would be great

NeonLime (author)bluenightweasel2008-04-22

Im 13 too!

bluenightweasel (author)NeonLime2008-04-23

lol apparently there are a few more of this than we originally thought =D<br/>

my dad always gives me chicken or turkey gravy in those packages

DrWeird117 (author)farbs2008-08-29

I once caught a leprechaun! But I grabbed him by the neck, know....

gameboy7oa (author)farbs2007-12-04

lol maby you could make a fake leprechan so when he is trying to find something to eat it pops out and scares the crap outa him and qwerty90210 im 13

bounty1012 (author)gameboy7oa2008-05-25

you should make it say some thing like "eat my cereal or I'll eat you" lol

qwerty90210 (author)gameboy7oa2008-03-25

plez no more leprechauns i have a fear of them leprechaun 4 in space is freaky!!

gameboy7oa (author)qwerty902102008-03-29

yah leprechauns are kinda freakey

joeny1980 (author)zachninme2006-12-19

This is a great idea, it looks great. This is perfect for a gift certificate, savings bond, cash. ("Lucky Charms, Now with $100 inside") This is also great if its a gift that you ordered and didnt arrive yet. You could write something like "your new ipod nano will arrive in about a week". I got my girlfriend's parents a 'lobstergram', not that i would ever present a gift to them in a cereal box, if i gave the same to my own parents they would think it was hilarious. Great idea!

temp (author)2008-08-26

My reaction would to put this in my cupoard. Wake up one morning and while still half asleep pour myself a box of cereal, get some milk and start pouring it. Then i would call mac and ask them for a replacement ipod.

GorillazMiko (author)2008-04-30

Awesome! Might try this out with something else or something, nicely done. +1 rating. (added to favorites)

zwild1 (author)2006-12-20

Nice, but I surfed this site when I was 13.... just hope your kid doesn't check your browsing history!

Yerboogieman (author)zwild12007-07-11

13 year olds know more about computers than most people, like me :-)

Foxtrotman (author)Yerboogieman2008-04-27

Thats right and older people better get used to it!!!

luckymonkeygarage (author)zwild12006-12-30

My son doesn't live here, so there's no browsing history to worry about. The present turned out GREAT! He had no idea, he thought it was just abox of Lucky Charms. He opened the box to look for the prize and found the Ipod. I was on the phone when he opened it and he kept saying "whoa" dad you'll never guess what I found in HERE! It was pretty funny. Turned out to be very cool and fun.

zwild1 (author)luckymonkeygarage2007-01-08

Glad it turned out well!

Yerboogieman (author)2008-02-16


Darkshot (author)2007-10-14

awsome and crafty! i like it! did you have to explain to your son you bought it and he didnt win it?? ;D

taylor_1011 (author)2007-10-09

That is SUCH a great idea. Thanks!

connorcancount! (author)2007-08-15

bahaha i love it!

sykdevil (author)2007-01-30

Thats a very creative suprise gift idea! Way to go! I might try a similar idea when my friends bday comes around.

stever (author)2006-12-16

i hope your kid doesn't read this site...

jameso (author)stever2006-12-19

i was thinking the same thing.

lilo (author)2006-12-17

Coolio! Excellent choice of cereal to boot. Whatcha gonna hide in the milk carton? ;)

luckymonkeygarage (author)lilo2006-12-17

Wow! I do have a case for it too....hhmmm.....?

LasVegas (author)2006-12-17

Absolutely wonderful! You've got to add a Step 4 with a photo of your son's reaction when he finds the "Prize!"

oskay (author)2006-12-16

Brilliant, and beautiful execution!

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