Make yourself or your little girl a doll in a box costume that's perfect for Halloween or great to use as a photo prop for a little girl's birthday party!
Age Group: Kids Crafts
Project Type: Halloween
1large boxor multiple small boxes taped together
Pink spray paint
Light pink acrylic paint
White acrylic paint
1paintbrushedone thin, one medium sized
Glitter duct tapeor pink duct tape
Pretty wrapping paper
Disassemble and lay your box flat on a surface that can be spray painted
Spray an even coat of the pink spray paint over the box and let dry at least 2 hours. (Mine dried outside for 2 hours, then I placed it in my shed to off-gas overnight.)
Using a pencil, draw the doll box window and then cut out using the box cutter.Trim any rough edges
Spray adhesive on the inside uncut box sides and press the wrapping paper from one edge to the other, smoothing it down carefully as it will stick immediately.
Use your duct tape to re-assemble the box.
Use a medium-sized brush to apply the pink acrylic paint to outline the box cut out.
Once the pink paint is dry, write out the name of your doll in pencil and then go over with the thin paintbrush and white acrylic paint.
Let dry before wearing.
Expert Tips & FAQs
You can optionally attach handles using your duct tape or cut handles in the box but we didn't find that necessary. Another option is to create two holes in the back, insert a belt through the holes and around your child's waist to help hold the box up. We've even seen a doll in a box costume that uses this method but with a backpack so that your shoulders carry the boxtume!
This project for Doll in a Box Costume was printed from CraftsbyAmanda.com - https://craftsbyamanda.com/doll-box-costume/ and can only be printed for education or personal use.