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A Spooky Favor Box
These printable miniature coffin shaped boxes can be made in several scales for a dollhouse scene, used as treat or favor boxes for Halloween candies, or as party invitations. They are great for chocolate eyeballs, and will accept a skeleton up to 6 inches long.
These boxes are designed to be made in 1:12 dolls house scale. If you wish to use them for smaller or larger scale scenes, adjust the size on your printer settings.
The measurement scale on the image or pdf will tell you if your print is... correctly scaled for 1:12 dolls house scale. If you wish a smaller scale, set your printer so that the scale ruler reflects the size you want. For 1:24 inch scale the ruler will be 1 ½ inches long instead of 3 inches, for 1:4 scale the ruler will be ¾ inch long etc.
If you have never worked with paper miniatures before read Working with Paper Miniatures and Dolls House Printables
You can also make printable miniature pumpkin boxes which can be made with a jack o lantern face for Halloween, or plain for Thanksgiving.Continue to 2 of 5 below.
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Miniature Halloween Coffin Materials and Printable
Begin to make the miniature printable coffin box by opening and printing the pdf file for the miniature paper coffin. You will require a pdf reader / converter (Acrobat Reader), which is usually included with a computer. If possible, print this illustration on sturdy paper, lightweight card or photographic paper. If your printer will not do that, print the coffin parts on bond paper and glue the printed bond to a stiffer paper or card backing before you cut the design out.
Continue to 3 of 5 below.
- Bond or... photographic paper or card stock
- Glue stick or pva (white) glue.
- Sharp edge to crease paper against, a stiff ruler will work well or use a bone folder or craft stick to press paper tabs cleanly against the main surface.
- Colored paper for lining if you wish
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Cut and Fold the Miniature Coffin
Cut the miniature paper coffin design free of the backing paper, and fold sharply along all fold lines (light grey) Fold the tabs away from the colored surface.
If you want to line your coffin with a different color than white (the reverse of your printed paper) cut out a second copy of the illustration on a piece of colored paper and use this as an insert to line your coffin. If you prefer you can glue the colored liner to the white side of your miniature coffin printable after you have cut it... free of the backing paper.Continue to 4 of 5 below.
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Assemble the Coffin
- Glue the tabs for the coffin base to the inside of the coffin, carefully making sure the fold lines are cleanly creased and the tabs are tightly lined up with the coffin exterior.
- Set the coffin base aside for the glue to dry
- While the base is drying, fold the tabs for the lid towards the lid back and glue the black edging strip along the tabs to act as a coffin lid edge (see photo). Set aside to dry.
The coffin will hold a dolls house scale doll or skeleton up to 6 inches long for a scale... Halloween display or Halloween decoration.Continue to 5 of 5 below.
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Fill the Halloween Coffin With Treats
Fill your miniature coffin with a skeleton or other prop for a Halloween decoration, or use it to decorate a dolls house scene for Halloween. You can also fill your miniature coffin box with an invitation, Halloween party favors, or treats. Fill it with candy worms, sugar mice, gum eyeballs, chocolate eyballs or skeletons. The possibilities are endless.