October 12, 2022

Crafts with Cardboard: Halloween Edition

Whether or not you’ve moved yourself recently or hired a Auburn Hills moving company, one thing's for sure: you’ve got a lot of boxes everywhere! An excellent way to help get rid of additional boxes is to look for clever ways to use them. Especially if you have children, using the boxes as building structures and decorations with them is an excellent family activity. So find those old boxes, get everyone together, and let’s build some spooky crafts to prepare for Halloween!

Dice Halloween Costume

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This is a fun and simple costume, especially as a pair! Here is what you’ll require:


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


  1. Paint the boxes white, let them dry.
  2. CAREFULLY! Cut out a hole in the sides and top of the boxes, for the arms and head.
  3. Search for something circular to use as a stencil. A bowl or plate will work fine!
  4. Draw circles onto the box and color them. Or, draw and cut circles on black paper and glue them down to the box.

Castle Archway

Corrigan Moving Castle Archway From Moving Boxes

Trying to truly amp up your decorations? Make an archway! These can be easily painted and constructed to match any style!


  • 6 Large (4.5) Moving Boxes
  • Mattress or wardrobe box (Several movers remove these larger boxes for your comfort. If your relocation is approaching, be certain to ask your moving company to not throw out these large boxes!)
  • Spray Paint (Whatever colors match your design)
  • Tape
  • Scissors or Box Cutter


  • Arrange the six large moving boxes. Paint as you wish. We used a mixture of gray and black to give a brick and stone appearance.
  • As those are drying, cut out your chosen pattern on the flattened mattress or wardrobe box. This will be for the top piece that connects the two stacks of moving boxes (pillars) together.
  • Using scissors or a box cutter, CAREFULLY! Cut out that design.
  • Decorate and paint the top joining pieces.
  • When it’s dry, pile the large moving boxes on each other to make two pillars. Attach tape to all of the joints. Paint the tape for a seamless appearance.
  • Tape the top connecting piece to the front and top of the two pillars.

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

Semi-Truck Photo Booth

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This project is certain to make you the envy of the neighborhood! And even better, this one looks much more difficult than it actually is! This setup is ideal to enable children to get in and out of the “truck cab”, while allowing for great pictures from the front. This can be easily painted and decorated to appear like any hero or villain’s car, delivery truck, or favorite Auburn Hills moving company rig!


  • 2 Wardrobe Boxes
  • 2 Medium (3.0) Moving Boxes
  • Two 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)


  • Gather and paint the wardrobe boxes and medium boxes in your chosen color.
  • Begin by taping the wardrobe boxes to one another. Then trace where the doors and windshield will go. CAREFULLY! Take off the windshield and doors with box cutters or scissors.
  • Use the large cardboard rectangle that you cut out for the doors to make the front grill. Paint that piece of cardboard black. Use silver paint or tape to make lines to give the look of the truck grill.
  • Position the two medium boxes in front of the wardrobe boxes, to create the front of the truck.
  • Color or paint the paper plates with black markers or paint. Use either silver paint or tape to create the wheels. Attach to the flanks with tape.
  • Wrap the paper towel rolls with silver paint or aluminum foil. Wrinkle up the tissue or packing paper and put it on the top of the roll to create the look of exhaust exiting 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 form the trailer for the truck. You can do something similar to match your theme and decorate however you like!
  • Put accessories like lights and horns to create an amazing display!

Spooky Coffin Decoration

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Moving Box Pieces for Coffin Decoration Assembled Moving Box Coffin Pieces

Make the creepiest home for your little vampire’s eternal slumber by using a wardrobe box! This coffin is an ideal photo station, or add a skeleton to make a creepy prop!


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


  • While flat, draw the design of your coffin. This will be the back/inside of the coffin.
  • Utilizing box cutters or scissors, CAREFULLY! Cut out the shape of that coffin.
  • Cut one side of the wardrobe off. Next, cut two strips lengthwise from that piece (shown above). These will turn into the side pieces. You can make them as big as you’d like, ours in the pictures above are approximately 10-12 inches wide.
  • Tape the sides to the back piece.
  • Paint and decorate!

No Tricks, Only Treats With Corrigan!

As a family owned and operated Auburn Hills moving company, we are proud of moving ghouls and goblins from anywhere on Earth. Are you a warlock that requires a moving company to attentively make sure your treasured items like taxidermy (Norman Bates can call our competitors!), your haunted self-playing organ, and canvas painting where the eyes follow you? Or perhaps you are a troll that wants to be moved from the shadow of one bridge to another? Even if you are settling in the swamp on the outskirts of the town, Corrigan will take exceptional care of you and your possessions. Connect with us right now for your free, no-obligation in-haunt or online relocation consultation.