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Tutorial: Halloween Recycling Cereal Boxes & Magazines

Posted on October 9, 2012 at 3:50 PM


Now that Thanksgiving is behind us (here in Canada at least) and I've recovered from all that eating (thanks Neva and Sean for a lovely feast!!), I'm ready for Halloween (my second favourite holiday after Christmas). And I get to reuse two of my favourite materials - cardboard and - ta da - magazines. I made these easy-to-make Halloween cones today. I'll be giving these out to any goblins and ghoulies that come calling on Halloween night!


Here's what you will need:

  • Cereal boxes (empty, of course)
  • Used magazines (with Halloween pictures, articles, etc.)
  • Party hat (cone-shaped)
  • Scissors, pencil
  • Glue or stapler
  • Optional: hole punch)
  • Ribbon (black, orange, or white and preferably leftover from last year)
  • Napkins (black, orange, or white - whatever you have)

 


Here's how to do it:

  1. Gather up all your supplies. 
  2. Go through your magazines to find pictures you can use. 
  3. Open and flatten the cereal boxes and then cut off sides, top and bottom and put aside for other projects. Keep front and back.
  4. Open the party hat and flatten. This will be your cone template. 
  5. Place this template on top of the cardboard and then draw the shape. Cut with scissors. 
  6. Now place this cutout piece on top of your selected page. Don't worry if the cutout overlaps the magazine page, it'll look okay when you're done because it will be at the back where nobody looks.
  7. Cut out the magazine page, fit it on top of the cutout and then glue it on. 
  8. Shape into a cone and then glue or staple the cone at the back.
  9. Optional: Punch holes about 1/2 inch apart (1 cm) around the top of the cone and then thread ribbon through the holes. Tie ends together at the back or front of the cone.
  10. Unfold the napkin and put treats into the centre.
  11. Scrunch up the napkin at the ends, tie with ribbon, and then stick into the cone. Voila - you're done! 

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