Make a MonsterBox!

Here’s a great Friday craft for all of you out there in cyberspace: make a MonsterBox to keep your Halloween treats safe this year. No Parents, pets, or siblings would dare to challenge such a terrifying guardian of sweets so you may rest easy knowing that your haul is well protected. The photos in this post are examples of MonsterBoxes made by youth patrons at the Baden Branch of the St. Louis Public Library.

What you’ll need:

  • Paints & brushes
  • Wiggle Eyes
  • Tissue boxes
  • glue/tape
  • assorted paper
  • scissors

What you’ll do:

  • On a covered/protected surface, paint the tissue box to look like your favorite monster or use you imagination to create a monster out of your own mind. Be Sure to paint at least the top with the opening, and three of the rectangular sides. You can decide if you want your MonsterBox to sit upright or lay on its back–and resting point can be left unpainted.
  • When the paint is dry, make and attach any necessary wiggle eyes, paper wings, arms, or tentacles. Feeling extravagant? Use pipe cleaners and glitter to really make it noticeable.
  • Using a pair of scissors, cut out teeth for your MonsterBox–make them as big and scary as you please–remember, your MonsterBox won’t bite YOU!
  • Attach the teeth to the mouth of your MonsterBox–does it look scary yet?
  • Fill your MonsterBox with your Halloween haul–and rest easy knowing that all the goodies from your hard work trick-or-treating are well protected.

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