May 28, 2010

Mr. T Cereal Box Papercraft

Although the actor Mr. T has been reduced these days to doing television commercials for World of Warcraft, back in 1984 he was popular enough to have his own brand of breakfast cereal. As if that wasn't an odd enough twist of pop culture in and of itself, the cereal also went on to be immortalized on film by none other than Pee Wee Herman in the 1985 movie Pee Wee's Big Adventure...

When I came across a scan of a Mr. T cereal box in Jason Liebig's wonderful collection of retro product packaging photos on Flickr, I couldn't resist creating a miniature papercraft version of it. So I asked, and Mr. Liebig graciously granted me permission to use his scan for my project. The template for the cereal box papercraft includes two sizes, one at 1:3 scale and the other at 1:6 scale (just the size for Barbie dolls). The one page template may be downloaded here. And just in case you were wondering, the cereal is rumored to have tasted a lot like Cap'n Crunch. ;)


  1. Thanks a lot for the template and the nostalgia punch from the clip! :) Great stuff.

  2. You are welcome! I am glad you enjoyed it.

  3. Hi I have a question, as I do to be able to download these files and they can be done manually or with the Pepakura viewer.
    Please help!

  4. PePe,
    Pepakura viewer is not required. The template is a PDF file. To download the PDF file, click on the word "here" in the paragraph above.