October 12, 2022

Crafts with Cardboard: Halloween Edition

Whether you have recently moved yourself or used a Buffalo moving company, one thing's for sure: you’ve got lots and lots of boxes to move! A great way to clear out leftover boxes is to find clever ways to repurpose them. Especially if you have kids, wanting to use the boxes as building structures and decorations with them is a fun family activity. So find those old boxes, gather everyone, and let’s create some scary crafts to get ready for Halloween!

Dice Halloween Costume

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This is an entertaining and simple costume, especially as a pair! Here is what you’ll need:


  • 2 Medium (3.0) Moving Boxes
  • White Paint
  • Black Paint or Construction Paper
  • Scissors or Box Cutter


  1. Paint the boxes white, then let them dry.
  2. BE CAREFUL! Cut out a hole in the top and sides of the boxes, for the arms and head.
  3. Locate something circular to trace. A jar or bowl will work fine!
  4. Trace circles onto the box and color them. Or, draw and cut circles on black paper and glue them onto the box.

Castle Archway

Corrigan Moving Castle Archway From Moving Boxes

Trying to really kick up your decorations? Make an archway! These can be simply painted and built to match any style!


  • 6 Large (4.5) Moving Boxes
  • Wardrobe or mattress box (Several movers remove these larger boxes for your ease. If your relocation is approaching, be sure to request your moving company to not take away these large boxes!)
  • Spray Paint (Whatever colors match your design)
  • Tape
  • Scissors or Box Cutter


  • Arrange the six large moving boxes. Paint as desired. We utilized a combination of black and gray to give a stone and brick look.
  • As those are drying, trace out your wanted pattern on the flattened wardrobe or mattress box. This will be for the top piece that attaches the two stacks of moving boxes (pillars) together.
  • Employing a box cutter or scissors, BE CAREFUL! Cut out that design.
  • Paint and decorate the top connecting pieces.
  • Once it dries, stack the large moving boxes on each other to make two columns. Add tape to all of the seams. Paint the tape for a perfect look.
  • Tape the top bridge piece to the top and front of the two columns.

*Tip- Add rocks or weights to the inner portion of the bottom moving boxes to add stability and support to your build.

Semi-Truck Photo Booth

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This project is sure to make you the envy of the neighborhood! And better yet, this one appears much more complex than it really is! This setup is perfect to allow children to get in and out of the “truck cab”, while permitting adorable pictures from the front. This can easily be decorated and painted to look like any superhero or villain’s vehicle, delivery truck, or favorite Buffalo moving company rig!


  • Two Wardrobe Boxes
  • 2 Medium (3.0) Moving Boxes
  • 2 Paper Plates
  • 2 Paper Towel Rolls
  • Silver Paint or Aluminum Foil
  • Tissue Paper or Packing Paper
  • Box Cutter or Scissors
  • Tape
  • Spray Paint (whatever colors match your design)
  • Folding Table and Tablecloth (Optional)


  • Assemble and paint the wardrobe boxes and medium boxes in your preferred color.
  • Begin by taping the wardrobe boxes together. Then draw where the outer doors and windshield will go. CAUTIOUSLY! Take off the windshield and doors with box cutters or scissors.
  • Use the large cardboard rectangle that you cut out for the doors to create the front grill. Color that piece of cardboard black. Use silver tape or paint to make lines to give the appearance of the truck grill.
  • Place the two medium boxes in front of the wardrobe boxes, to produce the front of the truck.
  • Color or paint the paper plates with black paint or markers. Use either silver tape or paint to create the wheels. Secure to the flanks with tape.
  • Cover the paper towel rolls with aluminum foil or silver paint. Scrunch up the packing paper or tissue and put it on the top of the roll to create the look of exhaust coming out of the pipes. Tape to the top rear of the wardrobe boxes.
  • We placed a tablecloth and folding table at the rear of the wardrobe boxes to create the trailer for the truck. You can do something like this to match your aesthetic and decorate as needed!
  • Attach ornamentation like lights and horns to take it to the next level!

Spooky Coffin Decoration

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Moving Box Pieces for Coffin Decoration Assembled Moving Box Coffin Pieces

Create the creepiest home for your little vampire’s eternal slumber by transforming a wardrobe box! This coffin is an excellent photo station, or attach a skeleton to make a scary prop!


  • Wardrobe Box
  • Box Cutter or Scissors
  • Tape
  • Spray Paint (whatever colors match your concept)


  • While flat, trace the shape of your coffin. This will be the back/interior of the coffin.
  • Using box cutters or scissors, CAREFULLY! Cut out the design of that coffin.
  • Cut out one side of the wardrobe off. Next, cut 2 strips lengthwise from that part (in the pictures above). These will turn into the side parts. You can create them as wide as you’d like, in the pictures, ours are around 10-12 inches wide.
  • Tape the sides to the back part.
  • Paint and decorate!

No Tricks, Only Treats With Corrigan!

As a family owned and operated Buffalo moving company, we take great pride in moving ghouls and goblins from all across the world. Are you a witch that needs a moving company to delicately make sure your fragile items like taxidermy (Norman Bates can call our competitors!), your cursed self-playing organ, and canvas painting where the eyes follow you? Or perhaps you are a troll needing to be relocated from the shadow of one bridge to another? Even if you’re moving to the swamp on the outskirts of the town, Corrigan will take exceptional care of you and your possessions. Contact us right now for your free, no-obligation in-haunt or virtual relocation consultation.