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Cardboard Halloween Town

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Cardboard Halloween Town

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.

Cardboard Halloween Town

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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

-black marker

-3 battery tealight candles

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!

For more Halloween ideas check out these 25 Non-candy Halloween Treats .

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Lyn @MidMichiganMom

Saturday 19th of September 2015

What a fantastic way to recycle milk cartons. I wish you could send some my way because I'm am having the hardest time finding enough milk cartons! I may have to wait until NEXT winter for my project. lol. Thank you for sharing with us on Welcome Home Wednesday. We hope to see you next week!

Lou Lou Girls

Saturday 19th of September 2015

I'm always so amazed by you! This looks so good! Pinned and tweeted. I appreciate you taking the time to party with us. I hope to see you on Monday at 7. Happy Saturday! Lou Lou Girls

My Bored Toddler

Thursday 17th of September 2015

What a great Halloween activity! Thanks for sharing on #ToddlerFunFriday


Thursday 17th of September 2015

Oh my gosh! This is so cute!! I'm pinning this:) Definitely going to make one with my kids, thanks for sharing!


Thursday 17th of September 2015

So glad you like it, Randi! I'm sure your kids will have lots of fun playing with their Halloween town.

Let kids be kids

Thursday 17th of September 2015

Oh I love this idea, it looks so good lit up. Thanks for linking #LetKidsBeKids

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