With Halloween around the corner it’s time to put those empty milk boxes in your recycling bin to good use and turn them into a fun cardboard Halloween town. This is a toy for young kids, so there are no spooky elements, though a friendly ghost (is there such thing as friendly ghosts?!) might show up at night, but this is totally up to you.
The cardboard Halloween town is basically three milk boxes inside a diaper box. If I were to advertise it, it would sound something like this: 100% recycled toy for kids. I love simple toys, don’t you? On top of that, creating something that my kids enjoy playing with, makes me very happy and gives me confidence to keep on trying my hand at making kid toys out of cardboard boxes: a car wash, the Arc de Triomphe and now a Halloween town.
Supplies you need to create a cardboard Halloween town
-3 milk cartons
-1 diaper box
-acrylic paint (black and white)
-white paint tape
-craft knife and scissors
Steps to create a cardboard Halloween town
Step 1. Cover the milk boxes with paint tape.
Step 2. Paint the boxes in white.
Step 3. Cut out windows and doors. Outline them with the marker.
Step 4. Cut out one side of the diaper box and paint the inside using black paint.
During the day kids can use small toys (like the Lego people) to play with the houses and when the night comes and it gets dark, you can turn off the light and place tealight candles inside the houses. Battery tealights are a lot of fun on their own (my kids like to pretend they are the candles on their birthday cake and try to blow them out or they build tents and hide inside with their candles) but paired with these milk box houses, they become truly magical.
Have fun playing with your cardboard Halloween town!