Halloween Egg Carton Treat Boxes

Hello lovely readers of The Centsible Life, I’m Tonya from Create-Celebrate-Explore, and I’m so happy to let you know that I’ll be popping over here once a month with a fun recycled craft project.

I have to admit to being a bit of a hoarder.   Not in the ‘I should be on that television show’ kind of hoarder, but I save everything I possibly can for future craft projects; from egg cartons, to pieces of cardboard that come in parcels, and of course tin cans and jars.   I also have containers filled with tiny pieces of ribbons, yarn, and paper scraps.   One day I’ll be able to put it all to good use.

Can you believe it’s October?   I see friends already decorating for Halloween.     So this month’s craft is a very simple Halloween craft, that kids will love, and that uses egg cartons.

Aren’t these little guys adorable?

What you will need:

  • Egg cartons
  • Scissors
  • Sharpie
  • Acrylic paint (orange, green, and white) and a brush
  • Ribbon

How to make:

Begin by cutting out the individual egg cups from the carton.

Next you are going to paint the egg cups with two coats of acrylic paint.   You need two egg cups for each project.   Set aside to dry.

Once dry, use the Sharpie to draw on fun facial features to one egg cup (from each pair).

The mouths happen quite naturally as egg cups tend to have lower points on the sides, so I used those to make the mouths on a couple, but I thought the jack o’lantern looked more fun with a straight mouth.

Now fill the bottom of your treat box.   If you don’t want to fill with candy, head to your local big box store and purchase the multi-packs of items such as small bubble blowers, spider rings, Halloween stamps, and other assorted toys that you find in the Halloween department.

Once you have filled the base, pop the head on, and tie a scrap of ribbon around him, knotting it at the top.


About Tonya Staab

Tonya Staab is a freelance writer and the creative mind behind Create-Celebrate-Explore, a lifestyle blog that inspires parents to craft, cook, travel, and celebrate every day with their children.


  1. Kathy says

    These would also be really cute for an Easter treat boxes painted as Easter eggs. So cute, thanks for sharing.


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