There are so many fun ways to repurpose everyday items in the house.
This project for creating monster treat boxes out of egg cartons was a brilliant craft just in time for Halloween!
I had so much fun painting them, adding funny teeth, horns, and eyes.
The best part is you can make them unique. Every single one will be a fun monster like no other.
Between these Halloween treat bags craft and these little Halloween monster boxes,
you’ll have plenty of ways to share candy with your kids and trick or treaters this year.
What type of Candy can I Put in these Halloween Monster Boxes?
Since these egg carton treat boxes are small, you will want to use very small candy.
I also prefer using candy that is wrapped for a treat box like this.
Since you can’t always properly sanitize the cardboard surface on the inside,
using wrapped candy is a better option.
Supplies for Making Halloween Monster Box
Cardboard egg carton
Various craft paints
Black permanent marker
Supplies for a Halloween monster treat box
How to Make a Halloween Monster Treat Box
To begin, gather all of your supplies together in one area so you have everything you need on hand easily while you are working. As always, I will also drape a cloth or put down newspaper on my work surface to keep it free of paint drips.
Take your egg carton and start cutting each cup apart. You will not only separate each cup but the top from the bottom. You will want to cut things carefully so the top and bottom will fit together easily after you are done painting them.
Cutting apart an egg carton to create a halloween monster
Next, you will begin painting your egg carton boxes. As you paint different colors, make sure you are painting the matching top and bottoms the same color.
Let your egg carton Halloween monster boxes dry completely before you begin decorating the outside of them. Add faces with smiles, crooked teeth, and eyes to make each monster look unique.
Creating fun faces on halloween monster treat boxes
I used a black marker to create faces on some and added googly eyes to all of them. Cut out craft paper into triangles to add teeth to some of your monsters.
Rolled cardboard can also be glued to the tops to create horns. Use your imagination to create a fun monster that everyone will love.
Halloween monster treat boxes lined up on a table