Halloween Paper Maché Skull Boxes
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Halloween Paper Maché Skull Boxes

Halloween Paper Maché Skull Boxes can be used in so many ways! Fill them with treats or even in your table settings. You're friends will love the fun designs you create.

Designed by Marie Vetrano.

Uses Recycled Items: No
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Material List

  • Paper Maché Box(es) – Skull
  • Acrylic Paint – Color(s) of Choice
  • Sharpie® Paint Pens – Color(s) of Choice
  • Creatology™ Chenille Stems, 6mm
  • Creatology™ Pom Poms, ½" – Black
  • Creatology™ Wiggle Eyes, 12mm and 15mm
  • Martha Stewart Crafts™ Glitter Glue Pens – Iridescent
  • Martha Stewart Crafts™ Glitter – Iridescent
  • Mod Podge® – Matte
  • Foam Brushes
  • Scissors
  • Paper Plate
  • Paper Reamer (or Nail)

Project Instructions

Remove box lid and paint it your color of choice. Let dry completely.

Use Sharpie® paint pen(s) to draw borders and designs. Let dry.

To glitter the lid, brush on Mod Podge®. Hold lid over paper plate and then sprinkle with fine glitter. Hold lid at an angle and tap the bottom of the lid to shake off the excess glitter.

For a glossy lid, brush on glossy Mod Podge® and let dry completely.

To make the alien, poke two holes in the lid with a paper reamer (or a nail). Bend a chenille stem in half and push through the holes from the inside of the lid. Stem may need to be trimmed. Glue a pom pom onto the end of the stems.

Use a glitter glue pen to outline edge of the lid, eyes and nose.

Glue on wiggle eyes.


If adding chenille stems to the boxes, poke holes in the lid with a paper reamer or a nail. If painting a design on the box, draw on box before painting. Have a glitter tray or shallow box handy for the glitter. Refer to photo to assist with project.