Introduction: Mario Candy Box Dispenser
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!
A cardboard box
Yellow paint and a paintbrush
A computer and printer
String / rope
Box cutting knife / scissors
Step 1: Find the Perfect Box
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
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
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
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!
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!!
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