Cardboard Window Monster

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Cardboard Window Monster - closeup of monsterWe are gathering up more cardboard boxes now during the pandemic with all the home deliveries. I thought it would be great to make my own thrifty window decorations this year for Halloween using those boxes. These little monsters are sure to make your neighbours smile.


Total Time: 45 minutes plus dry time


Cardboard Window Monster - supplies


  1. Paint your white paper yellow and allow to dry. This is going to be the colour tint for the monster's eye. You can use any colour you like aside from yellow, as well.
  2. Cardboard Window Monster - painting white paper yellow
  3. Cut out a nice flat piece from the cardboard box. I used one of the large sides.
  4. Cardboard Window Monster - cutting a flat piece from the cardboard box
  5. Use your pencil to draw your monster onto the piece of cardboard. I drew a tiny monster on a piece of scrap paper as an idea and copied it onto my cardboard.
  6. Cardboard Window Monster - draw monster onto the cardboard

  7. Use your X-acto knife to carefully cut out the monster, including the cutouts for the eye and mouth.
  8. Cardboard Window Monster - cut out the monster using your X-acto knife
  9. Go around with your scissors to snip off any loose bits of cardboard.
  10. Cardboard Window Monster - tidy up the cut edges with scissors as needed
  11. Paint the monster black.
  12. Cardboard Window Monster - painting the monster black
  13. Allow to dry completely.
  14. Cardboard Window Monster - allow paint to dry completely
  15. Cut the piece of yellow painted paper to fit behind the monster's eye, but not leak into the mouth opening. Tape it on the unpainted side.
  16. Cardboard Window Monster - cut yellow paper to fit behind the eye cutout and tape to the unpainted side

  17. Tape your monster to the inside of one of your windows where people can see it.
  18. Cardboard Window Monster - tape to the inside of a window
  19. Shut your drapes and turn on a nearby light. This monster is creepy cute!
  20. Cardboard Window Monster - close drapes and turn on light for best results

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October 17, 20210 found this helpful

So cute! You could make so many different monsters! One for every window!

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