Introduction: Mario Candy Box Dispenser

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Want to hand out candy to the neighborhood kids this year on Halloween in the coolest way? Now you can with a simple made Mario Question Mark candy Dispenser box.
Should cost you less than $10!

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Materials

A cardboard box

Yellow paint and a paintbrush

Glue

A computer and printer

String / rope

Box cutting knife / scissors



Step 1: Find the Perfect Box

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I got this box from my workplace, but you can easily find square boxes behind companies in their dumpsters, or just ask the if they have any in the back.

Step 2: Paint the Box

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Painting the cardboard box will take a few coats if yellow to get rid of all the logos on the box, to make it easier you can first paint it with primer but I ran out of it so I just went right to the yellow paint. It took about 3 coats of yellow.

Step 3: Print, Cut and Glue

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Print out the question mark photo I put on here in Microsoft Word, and adjust the size. Make it fit your box so it looks right when you glue it on. I had my question mark print out on Microsoft at 6.9 inches tall. Same thing with the holes, print those and make sure they're the right size too, I printed mine at 1.2 inches tall! Like I said make sure it is to scale with your box, my dimensions might not be the same as yours.

Step 4: Cut, Fill and Hang

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Cut a decent size hole in the bottom of the box with a knife or scissors so the candy can come out when you upper punch it. Next cut a small hole on each size of the box to insert string into it, as you see inside the box I double looped that string and duct taped it. Once all 4 strings are inserted tie them all together above the box, make sure they're equally the right length so your box doesn't tip.

Step 5: Headbutt or Punch!

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Now hang it anywhere and give it a good headbutt or upper punch to get some candy out! The kids on the block will love this! It also makes an awesome prop if you're a Mario fan!!

Comments

gbuckholtz (author)2016-11-09

I made this box a couple of years ago. I took it out again this year and amped it up! https://goo.gl/photos/fjrwh2JwZRNeyQ927

jaguary12783 (author)2016-05-04

i'd put money in it

jaguary12783 (author)2016-05-04

i'd put money in it

GrosslyG (author)2015-03-05

This looks like a minecraft lucky block! Pretty cool!

jaguary12783 (author)GrosslyG2016-05-04

lucky block are from mario

Jayekaren (author)2016-02-04

I'm going to make this into a pinata for a Mario party. I'm just going to change it so that after a bunch of punches all the candy falls out.

pof0223 (author)2014-10-27

Then there the kids that cut it down with scissors then take all the candy like a douch

TimothyH3 (author)pof02232014-11-10

TRUE!

gbuckholtz (author)2014-10-29

I made one for the big kids at the office!

gbuckholtz (author)2014-10-29

Made it!

LBrummett (author)2014-10-16

VERY cool idea!!!

bosstone75 (author)2014-10-14

In a sing song voice...
Step 1: Cut a hole in the box...
Step 2:....

gogglecrab (author)2014-10-14

A simple but brilliant idea! Perhaps you could also up the candy volume in it by adding interior "Shelving" so to speak.

camoninja120 (author)2014-10-14

PINYATA

mpulliam1 (author)2014-10-12

Mario? Candy? Halloween Deco upvote for sure! Nice job thinking outside the box....

MsSweetSatisfaction (author)2014-10-11

It's so perfect! I bet it will bring in a good deal of kids! Thanks for sharing!

No problem!

Austydude (author)2014-10-11

Dude this is awesome but I know some kids...... TRY AND TAKE ALL OF IT

Triclaw (author)2014-10-10

great idea, but the kids in my neighborhood would need to be made out of plywood and chained to the post.

DjPR3S (author)Triclaw2014-10-11

Haha that's gonna hurt to hit though

ruberns (author)2014-10-11

Awesome

DjPR3S (author)ruberns2014-10-11

Thank you!

NerdyLissy (author)2014-10-11

That's such an awesome idea! I love video games, especially Mario/lugi ones, this would be great for just a house decoration!

DjPR3S (author)NerdyLissy2014-10-11

Originally I was going to just put it on a shelf and have it look cool and then I decided I can get some use out of it haha!

JM1999 (author)2014-10-10

So cool!

DjPR3S (author)JM19992014-10-10

Thanks!

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