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October 12, 2022

Crafts with Cardboard: Halloween Edition

Whether you’ve moved yourself recently or utilized a moving company, one thing is a given: you own a huge number of boxes to move! A good way to help clear out additional boxes is to seek alternate ways to use them. Especially if you have children, utilizing the boxes as building materials or decorations with them is an excellent family activity. So pull out those old boxes, gather the family, and let’s build some spooky crafts to get ready for Halloween!


Dice Halloween Costume

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This is a fun and easy costume, even more so as a pair! Here’s what you’ll need:

Materials:

  • Two Medium (3.0) Moving Boxes
  • White Paint
  • Black Paint or Construction Paper
  • Scissors or Box Cutter

Instructions:

  1. Paint the boxes white, let them dry.
  2. CAREFULLY! Cut out a hole in the top and sides of the boxes, for the head and arms.
  3. Search for something circular to trace. A jar or bowl will work well!
  4. Draw circles onto the box and color them. Or, trace circles on black paper and attach them onto the box.

Castle Archway

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Looking to really level up your decorations? Try an archway! These can be quickly colored and constructed to match any theme!

Materials:

  • Six Large (4.5) Moving Boxes
  • Wardrobe box or mattress box (Many movers take away these larger boxes for your ease. If your relocation is forthcoming, make sure to request your moving company not to throw out these large boxes!)
  • Spray Paint (Whatever colors match your design)
  • Tape
  • Scissors or Box Cutter

Instructions:

  • Assemble the six large moving boxes. Paint as you wish. We chose a mixture of gray and black to give a stone and brick look.
  • When those are drying, cut out your chosen design on the flattened wardrobe or mattress carton. This is for the top piece that attaches the two stacks of moving boxes (pillars) together.
  • Utilizing scissors or a box cutter, BE CAREFUL! Cut out that design.
  • Paint and decorate the top connecting pieces.
  • Once dry, stack the large moving boxes one above another to create two pillars. Add tape to all of the seams. Color the tape for a perfect look.
  • Tape the top linking piece to the top and front of the two columns.

*Tip- Add stones or weights to the inside of the bottom moving boxes to add stability and support to your structure.


Semi-Truck Photo Booth

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This project is certain to make you the envy of the neighborhood! And better yet, this one looks much more complicated than it actually is! This build is perfect to have children to enter and exit the “truck cab”, while permitting cute pictures from the front. This can be easily decorated and painted to look like any superhero or villain’s car, delivery truck, or favorite moving company rig!

Materials:

  • 2 Wardrobe Boxes
  • 2 Medium (3.0) Moving Boxes
  • Two Paper Plates
  • 2 Paper Towel Rolls
  • Silver Paint or Aluminum Foil
  • Packing Paper or Tissue Paper
  • Scissors or Box Cutter
  • Tape
  • Spray Paint (whatever colors match your design)
  • Tablecloth (Optional) and Folding Table

Instructions:

  • Assemble and paint the wardrobe and medium boxes in your desired color.
  • Begin by taping the wardrobe boxes to each other. Then trace where the outside doors and windshield will go. CAUTIOUSLY! Take off the doors and windshield using box cutters or scissors.
  • Take the large cardboard rectangle that you removed for the doors to make the front grill. Color that part of cardboard black. Use silver tape or paint to make lines to give the appearance of the truck grill.
  • Place the two medium boxes in front of the wardrobe boxes, to make the front of the truck.
  • Paint or color the paper plates with black paint or markers. Utilize either silver tape or paint to make the wheels. Secure to the flanks with tape.
  • Wrap the paper towel rolls with aluminum foil or silver paint. Scrunch up the tissue or packing paper and stuff the top of the roll to make the appearance of exhaust coming out of the pipes. Tape to the top back of the wardrobe boxes.
  • We placed a folding table and tablecloth behind the wardrobe boxes to create the trailer for the truck. You can do something like this to match your concept and design as needed!
  • Add add-ons like lights and horns to take it to the next level!

Spooky Coffin Decoration

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Make the spookiest home for your little vampire’s eternal slumber by utilizing a wardrobe box! This coffin is a perfect photo station, or add a skeleton to make a creepy prop!

Materials:

  • Wardrobe Box
  • Box Cutter or Scissors
  • Tape
  • Spray Paint (whatever colors match your concept)

Instructions:

  • While laying flat, draw the shape of your coffin. This will be the back/interior of the coffin.
  • With scissors or a box cutter, CAUTIOUSLY! Cut out the design of that coffin.
  • Cut one side of the wardrobe off. Then, cut 2 strips lengthwise from that part (shown above). These will become the side parts. You can create them as big as you’d like, ours shown are approximately 10-12 inches thick.
  • Tape the sides to the rear portion.
  • Paint and decorate!

No Tricks, Only Treats With Corrigan!

As a family owned and operated moving company, we take great pride in moving ghouls and goblins from all over the world. Are you a wizard that requires a moving company to delicately handle your treasured items like taxidermy (Norman Bates can call our competitors!), your cursed self-playing organ, and canvas painting where the eyes follow you? Or perhaps you are a troll desiring to be resettled from the shadow of one bridge to another? Even if you’re relocating to the swamp on the outskirts of the town, Corrigan will take exceptional care of you and your belongings. Call us right now for your free, no-obligation in-haunt or online relocation consultation.

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