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October 12, 2022

Crafts with Cardboard: Halloween Edition

Whether or not you’ve moved yourself recently or utilized a Farmington Hills moving company, one thing is certain: you’ve got lots and lots of boxes everywhere! A good way to clear out leftover boxes is to look for clever ideas to reuse them. If you have children, using the boxes as building structures and decorations with them is an excellent family activity. So pull out those old boxes, gather everyone, and let’s build some spooky crafts to get ready for Halloween!


Dice Halloween Costume

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This is an entertaining and easy costume, especially as a pair! Here is what you’ll have to have:

Materials:

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

Instructions:

  1. Paint the boxes white, and leave them dry.
  2. BE CAREFUL! Cut a hole in the top and sides of the boxes, for the arms and head.
  3. Find something circular to use as a stencil. A bowl or plate will work fine!
  4. Draw circles onto the box and color them. Or, draw and cut circles on black paper and glue them onto the box.

Castle Archway

Corrigan Moving Castle Archway From Moving Boxes

Trying to totally level up your decorations? Try an archway! These can be simply painted and built to match any theme!

Materials:

  • Six Large (4.5) Moving Boxes
  • Wardrobe box or mattress box (A lot of movers remove these larger boxes for your comfort. If your move is forthcoming, be certain to request your moving company to not take away these large boxes!)
  • Spray Paint (Whatever colors match your design)
  • Tape
  • Scissors or Box Cutter

Instructions:

  • Assemble the six large moving boxes. Color them however you want. We utilized a mix of black and gray to create a stone and brick look.
  • As those are drying, trace out your desired design on the flattened mattress or wardrobe carton. This will be for the top part that bridges the two stacks of moving boxes (columns) together.
  • Utilizing scissors or a box cutter, CAUTIOUSLY! Take off that pattern.
  • Decorate and paint the top joining pieces.
  • After it dries, stack the large moving boxes on top of each other to create two columns. Attach tape to all of the joints. Paint the tape for a seamless look.
  • Tape the top bridge part to the front and top of the two pillars.

*Tip- Add bricks or weights to the inner part of the bottom moving boxes to increase stability and support to your structure.


Semi-Truck Photo Booth

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

Materials:

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

Instructions:

  • Assemble and paint the wardrobe boxes and medium boxes in your chosen color.
  • Begin by taping the wardrobe boxes to each other. Then draw where the doors and windshield will go. CAUTIOUSLY! Take off the doors and windshield using scissors or a box cutter.
  • Take the large cardboard rectangle that you cut out for the doors to make the front grill. Color that portion of cardboard black. Use silver tape or paint to create lines to give the look of the truck grill.
  • Place the two medium boxes in front of the wardrobe boxes, to create the front of the truck.
  • Color or paint the paper plates with black markers or paint. Use either silver tape or paint to create the wheels. Secure to the flanks with tape.
  • Wrap the paper towel rolls with aluminum foil or silver paint. Wrinkle up the tissue or packing paper and stuff the top of the roll to create the appearance of exhaust exiting out of the pipes. Tape to the top rear of the wardrobe boxes.
  • We placed a tablecloth and folding table behind the wardrobe boxes to make the trailer for the truck. You can do something similar to match your aesthetic and decorate however you like!
  • Attach accessories like lights and horns to take it to the next level!

Spooky Coffin Decoration

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Moving Box Pieces for Coffin Decoration Assembled Moving Box Coffin Pieces

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

Materials:

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

Instructions:

  • While laying flat, draw the shape of your coffin. This will be the back/inside of the coffin.
  • Utilizing scissors or a box cutter, CAREFULLY! Cut out the design of that coffin.
  • Cut one side of the wardrobe off. Next, cut two strips lengthwise from that piece (shown above). These will turn into the side parts. You can create them as wide as you’d like, in the pictures, ours are around 10-12 inches wide.
  • Tape the sides to the back portion.
  • Paint and decorate!

No Tricks, Only Treats With Corrigan!

As a family owned and operated Farmington Hills moving company, we pride ourselves on moving ghouls and goblins from anywhere on Earth. Are you a warlock that needs 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’re a troll that wants to be moved from the bottom of one bridge to another? Even if you are relocating to the swamp on the outskirts of the town, Corrigan will take extraordinary care of you and your belongings. Contact us right now for your free, no-obligation in-haunt or online move consultation.