I Vant to Eat These Treats! Vampire Treats Box
Would you like your gift of homemade or store-bought cookies, candy, or other treats to have a little bite to it? Deliver them in this vampire box you can make yourself!
- Recycled pasta box (or any box with a cellophane window in it)
- Black Paint
- Silver Paint
- Black felt, 8 ½ x 11 sheet, or stiff paper
- Red felt, 8 ½ x 11 sheet, or stiff paper
- Googly eyes
- Black heavy stock paper
- White heavy stock paper or index card
- Fabric glue
- Craft glue or double stick tape
- Hot glue gun (optional)
- Paint brush
- Paint the entire box silver, leaving the window unpainted, let dry
- With the black paint create the pointy hairstyle, with the point descending about 1 inch from the top of the box and the curves ending about 1 ½ – 1 ¾ inches from the side of the box (see picture).
- Paint around the sides and back of the box in line with the ends of the curves
- From the black paper make eyebrows—these can be pointy or rounded
- From the index card make the nose and teeth
- I painted the nose dark silver by combining silver and a little black paint
- With the glue or double stick tape, attach the eyebrows and nose to the box
- With the glue or double stick tape, attach the teeth to the window, fitting them slightly up into the rim of the window.
- Attach the googly eyes
To make the cape
- Holding the black felt or stiff paper horizontally, cut a piece about 4/5 as tall as the box
- Holding the red felt or stiff paper horizontally, cut a piece so that there will be a ½-inch border of black along the top and sides
- With the fabric glue attach the red felt to the black felt, let dry. If using paper, use craft glue
- With the hot glue gun, fabric glue, craft glue, or double stick tape, attach the felt or paper to the back of the box.
- Fold the felt or paper around the sides of the box and attach along the bottom edge of each side with tape or glue
- Fold the top of the felt or paper back to make the collar
- Attach the bottom edge of the folded section to the box near the front with the tape or glue.
Fill with your favorite treat!
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