Honeyduke's Chocolate Frog Box

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Introduction: Honeyduke's Chocolate Frog Box

About: YouTuber and graphic design wizard creating magical DIY projects and movie prop replicas inspired by everyone's favorite boy wizard.

After many hours of searching the web for the perfect printable template for a Honeyduke's Chocolate Frog box, the web seemed to come up short. I ended up downloading what appeared to be a scan of a used box (crease lines and all) and modifying it heavily in Photoshop myself. I'm providing that edited template along with a star pattern I created for the inside of the box in a zip file with this tutorial. You'll need to download it and extract the files before you continue.

Also, make sure you have the following:

  1. Scissors
  2. Permanent double sided tape
  3. Heavy card stock paper
  4. A printer

If you're interested in making the Chocolate Frog cards as well, you can view those instructions here!

You'll also need to download my free templates available below. I am not referring to the instructables PDF (which requires a paid subscription). You want to download the .zip file.

YOU MAY *NOT* USE THESE TEMPLATES FOR PROFIT

Step 1: Print the Template

The first thing you'll need to do is print the images from the zip file onto a sheet of card stock paper. Print the front of the box on one side, flip the paper over, put it back in the printer, and print the star pattern on the other side.

Step 2: Cut the Template Out

Next, cut out the template. Follow the lines as closely as you can, making sure to not leave any white around the edges. There are small tabs that you can safely cut off. Refer to the images above.

Step 3: Fold and Crease

Now you'll want to fold the flaps and make creases in the bottom side of the box. You will basically want to fold and crease the box everywhere you see the borders with the small circle patterns. Refer to the images for reference.

Step 4: Apply Double Sided Tape

Apply strips of double sided tape around the inside of the box as shown in the images above. You'll want to add small pieces of tape to the little triangle folds in the corners of the box as well, and a couple of thin strips to the top of the box.

Step 5: Fold Again

Fold in the small triangular corners and crease them. You will want to push them against the edges of the double sided tape you applied to the inside of the box and then pinch them so that the smaller pieces of tape you applied to the corners hold them closed (See the first and second image above).

Once that's done, fold the flaps down on all four sides of the box and pinch them against the strips of double sided tape.

Now pull the edge of the top of the box, where you applied tape, under the other side. Line up the word "Frog" and line up the circle pattern at the bottom, then pinch along the overlap to get the tape to stick.

Once you have finished this, close the box.

Step 6: You're Finished!

You're all done!

This was kind of difficult to explain with all the folding, creasing, and taping. I Hope the images help!

Let me know if you liked this tutorial and post your own Chocolate Frog boxes in the comments!

Don't forget to check out how to make Chocolate Frog cards, too!

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47 Comments

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philipof1980
philipof1980

3 months ago

I may be a bit slow, but I can't work out where the actual template is. Am I missing something?

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jessyratfink
jessyratfink

Best Answer 3 months ago

Check the very bottom of the intro step, you'll find the zip file there.

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ashleybly9393
ashleybly9393

11 months ago on Introduction

I know it says we may not use this for profit but I’m making other items which is my own which is for sale like candy and stuff.. can I use these boxes to look like cool Harry Potter themed boxes they can come in like free with the candy?

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bika_engine
bika_engine

Question 1 year ago on Step 1

Sorry, but what paper/card stock size did you use?

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fpsleiters31
fpsleiters31

Question 1 year ago

I definitely screwed something up. Any chance you could share a video or more photos? My non engineer brain is struggling.

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wanno83
wanno83

2 years ago on Step 6

I just made four of these for my nephews, they look amazing. Thank you SO much for these, they are really gorgeous, not sure if I even want to give them away!! Much appreciated :) :)

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Shanael85
Shanael85

6 years ago

Hi, I'm on my third trial box and no matter what I do I can't get the top to fit the bottom of the box. I did see your comment about the dots bordering the top and bottom of the sides but no matter how I fold it, it makes no difference. Any suggestions? I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong.

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Wizardry Workshop
Wizardry Workshop

Reply 6 years ago

Sorry to hear you're having trouble. From your photo, it looks like the corners of the box are a bit loose. Try folding them in tighter so the sides of the box aren't 100% vertical. They should be at a very slight inward angle. Does this make sense?

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littletoki
littletoki

Reply 3 years ago

This tip made a world of difference for me. Thank you!

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Shanael85
Shanael85

Reply 6 years ago

I'll give it a whirl. I'm determined to make this work. Thanks for the reply!

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okaimusa
okaimusa

3 years ago on Introduction

So so so so glad I found this tutorial! I didn't want to have to purchase these but needed them for decor for halloween ! Thank you so much!

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RachelS241
RachelS241

4 years ago

Hello! Thank you for this tutorial, we followed all the directions but the box won’t stay closed? :/ is there something you recommend for this?

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claga123567
claga123567

Reply 3 years ago

Well the only thing I can say is make sure the triangles near the hinge part are taped together

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IvanS103
IvanS103

Reply 3 years ago

Exelente

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claga123567
claga123567

Tip 3 years ago

If you don't have color ink, you can still do this, but you might want to have a gold pen to color it in

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AlondraR1
AlondraR1

Question 4 years ago

Can you send the file since you had to take it down I would really love this and the inside cards

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BenjamínP100
BenjamínP100

4 years ago

Can you upload the files please?

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pascalineb
pascalineb

Question 4 years ago

hi! I love these and am throwing a harry potter themed graduation party for my daughter and your chocolate frog boxes would be such a wonderful addition to the party. i am just having trouble finding the zip file you mentioned. where do i find it so i can download and start creating?

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ktatak
ktatak

Question 4 years ago on Introduction

Can you tell me what # the cardstock is? I ordered 80lb. glossy paper and it was too flimsy.

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Wizardry Workshop
Wizardry Workshop

Answer 4 years ago

100lb card stock should be perfect.