Halloween Paper Maché Cross Coffin Box
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Halloween Paper Maché Cross Coffin Box

Kids can have fun painting and embellishing these paper mache coffin boxes. This is a great craft for parties and favors.
Uses Recycled Items: No
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Material List

  • Paper Maché Box(es) – Coffin
  • Acrylic Paint – Black and Orange
  • Mod Podge®
  • Glitter Tray (or Shallow Box)
  • Glitter – Orange
  • Cardstock – Black
  • Martha Stewart Crafts™ Glitter Glue – Iridescent
  • Ink Pad – Black (Optional)

Project Instructions

Remove lid from box and paint it orange. Paint box black. Let dry.

To glitter the entire lid, brush on Mod Podge®. Hold lid over glitter tray or shallow box and then sprinkle with glitter. Hold lid at an angle and tap the bottom of the lid to shake off the excess glitter. Let dry.

Cut a cross from black cardstock and glue to center of the box lid with Mod Podge®.

If desired, use a glitter glue pen to outline the cross. Let dry completely.

Ink edges of the lid with a black ink pad.


Base paint the boxes and use colored ink pads along the edges of the box. Have a glitter tray or shallow box handy for the glitter. Refer to photo to assist with project.