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Face Book

This friendly costume will have people wanting to add candy to your bag Halloween night.

Materials

  • 12- to 15-ounce cereal box
  • glue stick
  • wrapping and white paper
  • marker
  • thin elastic
  • duct tape
  • baseball cap

Instructions

1. Book cover: Cut off the top and bottom flaps and one narrow side of a 12- to 15-ounce cereal box so that you're left with three panels. Apply a glue stick all over the printed side of the cardboard, then cover it with wrapping paper that's an inch wider than the box on all sides.

Fold down the edges of the wrapping paper and glue them in place. Glue an 11- by 17-inch sheet of white paper on top.

Face Book

2. Inside pages: Beginning at a short end, accordion-fold two sheets of 11- by 17-inch white paper. The folds should be 1 inch wide.

Glue an end flap of each of the folded sheets along a short edge of another 11- by 17-inch sheet, creating a table shape. Glue the bottom flaps of the accordioned sheets to the book cover leaving the center piece loose, as shown.

Face Book

3. Face opening: Lay the book wrapping paper–side up and draw an oval face-opening in the center. Use a craft knife to cut through the cardboard and paper (an adult's job).

4. Neck strap: Attach a length of thin elastic with duct tape under the white paper, as shown.

Face Book

5. Hat attachment: Cut off the bill of a baseball cap. Attach the front of the cap to the book by running a strip of duct tape down the front center of the cap onto the top edge of the book above the face opening, as shown.

Continue running the tape over the edge of the book cover, straight down under the paper, through the face opening, and into the inside center of the hat.

6. Finishing touches: Glue the center of the white book page to the cover, then use a marker to write "face book."

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