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Your Halloween Guide to Downloadable "Cardstumes"

How to craft fun and recyclable cardboard ‘cardstumes’ with easy step-by-step guides!

As families prepare for the scariest time of the season, we reveal how a little imagination can bring a second life to those extra cardboard boxes.

Our Cardstumes Halloween Guide (download below) provides you with all the tips needed to build creative costumes with materials found around the house that can then be recycled after the holiday. 

Brian Romankow, Design and Innovation Manager, DS Smith North America

With all the extra cardboard boxes stowed away in homes across the country, it’s time we had a little fun with them! At DS Smith, we’re always on the lookout for ways to reduce plastic use and we’re excited to share these easy-to-follow guides to help families reuse cardboard boxes at home, before properly recycling them. Our ‘cardstumes’ not only look great, they also help keep the cardboard in use longer and reduce the amount of hard to recycle materials like plastic, while providing a fun and educational activity for children on the importance of reuse and recycling.

— Brian Romankow, Design and Innovation Manager, DS Smith North America

Not only do our ‘cardstumes’ provide a fun, crafty activity for children as they get ready for a night of Trick or Treat, but they also reduce the waste that is usually generated by Halloween.

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Whether you choose to create a robot, spider or sea monster we would love it if you shared your cardboard creations with us on social media using the tags #cardstumes #cardboardcrafts.

Have fun!