Halloween Box Scene

The beautiful alex and alexa store from London recently asked me to design a Halloween craft to repurpose their great packaging boxes.  I decided to create a Paper City style trick-or-treat scene for them.  They were really fun to make!

If you want to make one yourself, you can use any box you’d like.  Then print out the template below and string them up with tape and thread. Happy trick-or-treating!

Click on the template below, then print.


  1. Vicki
    October 28, 2010 at 2:20 am

    I love this great idea for Halloween. Thank you for sharing I will just have to share on Whimsical Parasol http://whimsicalparasol.blogspot.com/
    Thank you for continuing to inspire us.

  2. sushipot
    October 28, 2010 at 3:07 am

    What a great Halloween project! Thanks for sharing. I'm gonna make it with my daughter Lizzie for sure :)

  3. Lori Henriques
    October 28, 2010 at 4:31 am

    omg, the TREE!!!! and the BAT! oooh, the costumes are tres amusante, aussi. fantastique!

  4. annamaria
    October 28, 2010 at 5:54 am


  5. Kickcan and Conkers
    October 28, 2010 at 7:28 am

    How wonderful!

  6. Mariolonza
    October 28, 2010 at 7:58 am

    Soooo beautiful!!!!!! :-))))

  7. shilgia
    October 28, 2010 at 8:37 am

    Wonderful! What a nice idea- I could imagine this also with other scenes. Just discovered your blog through "lightbluegrey".

  8. Paul & Paula
    October 28, 2010 at 9:58 am

    you are just so FUN with all these cool ideas! another one I just LOVE ...

  9. Miriam
    October 28, 2010 at 11:02 am

    And again: ♥ it!


  10. sneezerville
    October 28, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    i love that!

  11. Pancakes For Recess
    October 28, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    Sooo adorable. Thank you! Your ideas are fabulous.

  12. Joel Henriques
    October 28, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    Thanks everyone! Having the scene inside the box makes a very nice stage to play in. I'll have to make some more themes. Maybe add a "winter package" to this one for December. ha.

  13. La Belle Avenue
    October 28, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    So cute and simple! Thanks for sharing.

  14. helicopter6
    October 28, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    Fabulous fun design. There's going to be some happy young makers out there!

  15. Anonymous
    October 28, 2010 at 11:35 pm

    just .... great!!!! look at the kids faces!!!! fantastic!!!!

  16. Red de rOuge
    October 29, 2010 at 9:36 am

    I LOVE your blog!

  17. Melissa
    October 29, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    Thank you! My 2-yr-old son just saw this over my shoulder, and immediately demanded his own kitty, tree, moon and bat. In 5 minutes we had it all assembled and he's happily playing trick-or-treat right now. We'll look forward to some more templates!

  18. sushipot
    October 29, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    We made one yesterday and blogged about it today. Such a fun project! We're looking forward to the winter one :) Thanks Joel!

  19. Evelyne
    October 29, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    C'est superbe, je vais essayer de refaire la même chose avec mes petits élèves.
    Merci pour toutes ces merveilleuses idées.
    Bon week end.

  20. Flotsam Friends
    October 29, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    Another little beauty Joel. Adorable! Pruxxx

  21. G&L
    October 30, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    Complimenti, sei davvero bravo.
    Mi sono permessa di citarti dal mio blog
    Ciao Laura

  22. ale balanzario
    November 1, 2010 at 4:10 am

    Great idea!!

  23. Karen
    November 1, 2010 at 10:29 am

    I've become a follower!
    Like the ideas here.. :)

  24. Egle
    November 1, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    Thank you again for sharing your brilliant ideas! We made one, too!


  25. Dorothée
    November 1, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    A very rainy afternoon changed in a crafty and fun afternoon ! Thanks ! http://lautreatelier.over-blog.com/article-halloween-en-boite-60080698.html

  26. October 16, 2011 at 8:07 pm

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  27. Teegan
    October 21, 2011 at 5:47 am

    Can I request

  28. Teegan
    October 21, 2011 at 5:49 am

    Can I request a paper neighborhood or paper Zoo? I love the city but I would also like to see a more relatable place to imagine like houses, a park, a baseball diamond... and a zoo would be cool with all of you neat stylized animals. ;)

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  30. October 24, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    This diorama set is just amazing. Your art is fabulous. Love your ideas. Thank You for sharing the template.

  31. Céline
    October 29, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    Thank you very much! I love your creations and especially today to some day of Halloween. Thank you for sharing your creations with us.

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