These Candy Corn Juice Boxes could also be called “Halloween Juice Boxes” or “Harvest Party Juice Boxes” because they really could be used for a variety of purposes this fall. Another option for these juice boxes is to pack them in your child’s lunch for a surprise treat. If you have been paying attention to Meaningful Mama the last couple weeks, you probably sense a candy corn theme for our school harvest party. You are right, and these candy corn juice boxes are another piece of the puzzle. Are you looking for more harvest party ideas? I think you’ll get a lot of great ideas in my first or second harvest party posts filled with food, craft, and game ideas. You’ll have to wait until after our party to see our candy corn themed party extravaganza.
Today I want to give you the full tutorial to help you recreate these fun juice boxes for whatever fall party you have in the future. It’s a simple process used with materials you might already have at home. If you are making a bunch for a classroom party, I’m sure you can construction paper from the school. The kids can help, so I encourage you to get them working with you. They can stick on tape, cut paper, attach the google eyes and draw on the mouths. They’ll love to be able to contribute to their class party. I know it’s easier to do it on your own, but it’s great to get the kiddos involved. If your kids are like mine, they’ll want to help for a bit, and then they’ll wander off and do their own thing.
Materials Needed to Make Candy Corn Juice Boxes
Juice Boxes (I bought the Costco Kirkland kind, but you can use this tutorial with any juice box.)
Orange, Yellow and White Paper
Double Stick Tape
Glue Dots (affiliate link added for your convenience)
How to Make Candy Corn Juice Boxes
- Measure the height of your juice box and divide it by 3. My strips measured just over 1 1/2 inches. I cut them a tad bit bigger so they overlapped well and didn’t have gaps. Also measure completely around the box. I was able to keep the length of paper strips the same length of my 8 1/2 inch paper. If you are doing a bunch of juice boxes, you’ll want to cut enough strips to cover all of them.
- Remove the straw from each juice box, keeping it wrapped in plastic. Set it aside for later use.
- Attach the bottom (yellow) and top (white) strips of paper to the juice box using double stick tape first. I did one piece of tape at the beginning, wrapped the strip around the box and then another piece of tape at the end to affix it. After the yellow and white strip are attached, put the orange strip in place. It should slightly overlap the other two pieces.
- Add goggle eyes with glue, glue dots or double stick tape.
- Draw a mouth with a sharpie.
- Reattached the wrapped straw onto the back of the juice box with two glue dots.
Above are my little ones versions once I ran out of google eyes. Aren’t they cute? Sometimes we want things to be Pinterest perfect, not recognizing the true beauty and joy of our own child’s work. I’m definitely including the ones they created on their own for the party.