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I have a confession. I am an Amazon junkie. I order a lot of stuff from Amazon. This is especially true of the last few months. While sheltering in place we ordered a lot of what we needed online to avoid going out to the stores. I mean… they truly do have everything. Since we had the time we decided to do more organizing, fix up our yard, start a basement pantry, and more. Somehow, I have found things to order on Amazon 2-3 times a week! 🤦🏾♀️ My name is Kris and I have a problem….
But, those boxes don’t have to go to waste. If you are like me and you have a ton of boxes, think about using them to make Halloween more fun. Halloween may look different for many of us this year, but it can still be enjoyable. In some areas trick or treating and parties that we usually attend may be canceled. But, the fun does not have to stop. All you need is a little imagination, a few supplies, and Amazon boxes to create a world of Halloween fun right at home.
I’m not very crafty … at all! But, if you are, then Amazon boxes can provide a great starting point for many, many fun projects. Here are a few great ideas.
Make Last-Minute Costumes aka #Boxtumes
Are you still looking for the perfect Halloween costume to wear while passing out candy? Consider making a costume! There are some really talented crafty people out there. As mentioned, I am not one of them! My craftiness ended with helping my kids with science fair boards. LOL! But, if you are crafty, and you have the time and patience, you can create a masterpiece. All you need is a little elbow grease, some tools, and some paint and you can recycle those boxes into an awesome boxtume for Halloween. This is a great idea if you are not sure what you want to be. There are so many options.
Check out the #Boxtumes hashtag on Instagram to see some of the absolutely awesome costumes people are creating out of their Amazon boxes. I was amazed when I browsed through.
Here are a few of my favorites…
Check out these adorable music theme costumes by The Craft Patch.
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Will we be trick-or-treating? I have no idea. 🤷♀ Did I still make handmade costumes because my kids are stinkin’ cute and I can’t resist the chance to dress them up + snap some pics? You betcha! 😂 #ad I’ve accumulated quite a stack of @amazon boxes over the last few months, so I used them to make an 80’s cassette tape and an electric guitar #boxtumes and now I can spend all my money on mini Kit Kat’s instead of costumes. 👊 Could you just die from the cuteness?! 😍 #morethanabox . . . . . #halloweencostume #halloweencostumes #handmadecostume #handmadehalloween #crafts #crafting #craftlover #crafternoon #craftideas #getcrafty #craftersgonnacraft #craftersofinstagram #colorfullycrafted #craftastherapy #craftastic #happycrafting #thecraftpatch #craftblog #craftblogger #diycrafts #craftaddict #craftedwithlove #abmcrafty #craftlover #crafttime #craftaholic
I also love this awesome witch's broom and hat by A Girl and a Glue Gun.
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Can you believe this witch's hat and broom is made out of an @amazon Prime box? #ad This is one of my favorite #boxtumes– where you take an old #amazon box and give it a new life as a Halloween costume! The full tutorial is on my blog! Click over to see how to create this look for next to nothing! #morethanabox
And this aquarium by Tamara Camera Blog is awesome!!
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Have you ever had a dream come true, and then made a boxtume out of it? Check out our story on the blog today! #linkinbio #ad My Aquarium @Amazon Prime #Boxtumes costume has sharks, coral & lights too! Check out my latest blog post for the #DIY instructions. Did you make a boxtume this year? #morethanabox #primelife
You can also check out these awesome posts for some other ideas:
Create a Haunted Fort
When my kids were much younger, they loved creating forts in our family room. You know how it is… kids love boxes! My kids were no exception. All they needed were boxes, blankets, and pillows, and they had fun for hours. But, I have to admit it, I enjoyed their forts, too. Now, my girls are 17, and my boys are 14, and they are all taller than me. So, thinking back on their fort days makes me smile.
To create a kid-friendly Halloween themed fort, consider painting the Amazon boxes orange or black, painting a brick pattern, cutting out some windows, and throwing in some pillows. Your awesome fort will be ready for movie watching and popcorn.
You could also use multiple boxes to create a fort city by using tape to attach boxes together. The possibilities are endless.
Create Some Spooky Hanging Decorations
A great fort needs some decorations. Grab your scissors, paint or markers, glue, and glitter to create decorations to hang around the house, and inside your fort. You can create decorative candy boxes, photo frames, hanging spiders, pumpkins, coffins, and much more!
Create a Halloween Movie Night Sign
It’s always been my dream to have a theater room in our home. We are not there yet, but that doesn’t mean we cannot pretend! If you have older kids, as I do, Amazon Prime has a number of scary movies that may be perfect for a Halloween family movie night so everyone can curl up on the couch and scream together.
If you want to make that a little more exciting, create some awesome movie theater worthy signage. Use black chalkboard paint to create a “What’s Showing” sign that you can erase and change to reflect that movie that’s playing. You can also create a menu board for your kitchen aka concession stand.
Create a Few Halloween Games
One of my favorite parts of Halloween parties used to be the games. A great option is to use smaller boxes as buckets for participants to toss bean bags or small balls in to win prizes.
These are just a few of the awesome uses for your Amazon boxes. All it takes is a little time and some ideas, and they can become more than just recycling.
Do you have an abundance of Amazon boxes? If so, what do you do with them? Are you crafty? Do you use them for projects or storage?