I wanted to try making our Boxtroll with simple materials that young kids could use. My kids just had to participate, here’s what we’re using to make this easy craft:
We decided to use toilet paper rolls because they are easy to cut, decorate and manipulate, and they are already cardboard box colored! Plus, we’re reusing household items, so it’s a win-win.
We cut 1/3 of the roll off that we’ll use as the head. A little paint, hole punching, and pipe cleaner limbs will do the trick!
About the Boxtrolls Sweepstakes:
Enter the Build a Boxtroll sweepstakes for a chance to win an all expenses paid trip for four to The Boxtrolls movie premiere in Los Angeles! To enter, create your own Boxtroll, you can visit this page for a few examples.
Take a photo of your creation and share it on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with the #BuildABoxtrollSweeps hashtag to enter, the Boxtrolls team will be looking at all of the social posts and The Boxtrolls Sweepstakes page. No purchase is necessary, you must be 18+ years old and reside in the 50 U.S. States and District of Columbia to enter. The contest is going on NOW and ends September 5, 2014. Official rules.
About the Boxtrolls Movie:
From the creators of ParaNormal and Coraline, The Boxtrolls is a fun, witty and loving movie that features a quirky family of Boxtrolls, which are creatures that live beneath the streets of the city of Cheesebridge. They adopt and raise a human orphan boy, Eggs, in their home, so his Boxtroll family is all he knows. The town’s villain, Archibald Snatcher, wants to get rid of The Boxtrolls, so Eggs must come out into the world above the streets and jump into action to save his Boxtroll family.
Stay tuned for part two where we will reveal our final creation!
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