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Coolest Homemade Jack in the Box Halloween Costume 13

by Katie
(Leavenworth, Kansas)

Homemade Jack in the Box Halloween Costume

Homemade Jack in the Box Halloween Costume

My son is named Jack and he recently turned 2. He has a toy Jack-in-the-box that he really likes and I thought it'd be cute if that's what he was for Halloween this year, especially since his name is Jack!

I didn't want to spend much money and tried to use things I already had around our house to make his Homemade Jack in the Box Halloween Costume. I only spent $3 for the yellow spray paint, $1 for the felt, and $1 for the face paint. I had the other paints/items around our house already!

For the box:
I taped shut the box on one end then cut out a hole for my son to come through and folded the flaps from the other side inward. After that, I spray painted it the base color of yellow. It took several coats. After it was done and dry, I used red poster paint to do the stripes. I used a little bit of light blue paint to put dots around the top and bottom edges. I printed off pictures of a circus horse, elephant, and stars and colored and cut them out. I used mod podge to glue them to blue paper and then to the sides of the box. I also used silver star stickers to add a little more to each side. I hot-glued some silver ribbon to the inside front and back of the box for shoulder straps. I made them so they were criss cross on his shoulders/back. I had some white pipe cleaners that I spray painted with some chrome colored paint for the crank handle. I twisted them together so they'd be thicker. I shaped it then stuck it through the box on the side and added a ball of blue felt for the ball on the end. I had wanted to use a Styrofoam ball I had, but it was too big so I had to improvise! The felt ball worked okay. I hot glued the handle to the side so it wasn't moving around so much.

For the lid:
I cut another square of cardboard from a different box and painted the back side to match the outside of the box (yellow/red) and painted the inside blue and applied shiny silver star stickers. To create the hinge for the lid, I spray painted some Popsicle sticks that same chrome color and then bent them to form the hinge. I used 4 of them across the back of the lid and hot-glued them on. Worked great!

Jack's suit:
I had a white turtleneck onsie already so I got the red/blue felt and cut the shapes out and used double-sided tape to apply them to the shirt. I just used some blue pants we already had and took an old pair of red socks to cover his shoes.

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