The idea for our Candy Cottage was born out of the fact that my husband’s parents had this wonderful giant box from having just purchased a new stove. We all know how much children love to play with boxes. We decided to dress up the box in a way that all children would enjoy and make a Trunk or Treat design that was a little different. We wanted to keep our design fun, colorful and, friendly. From the child’s perspective, it’s all about filling their bucket with candy so why not make a candy cottage!
The candy cottage was intended to be as cost efficient as possible although there were a few expenses involved.
- A big box,
- brown wrapping paper,
- sharp cutting tool,
- lots of tape (we used both scotch tape and shipping tape),
- Elmer’s glue,
- one package of ball pit balls,
- colored wrapping paper of your choice,
- construction paper in your choice of colors
- and a couple of Dollar Store candy canes.
You can certainly use your imagination and decorate any way you choose.
Step By Step Directions
Use construction paper for the front facing window, flowers, grass, door hinges, door knobs, hearts, enter and exit signs.
We used Elmer’s glue for this project and were quite pleased with the results. Elmer’s helped to keep this project budget friendly.
There was a long line the entire time. Most children came through the candy cottage twice. We planned ahead by bringing lots of candy to give out.
Visit our Trunk or Treat Pinterest board for more ideas
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