How to make a boy Lego Costume

Follow these instructions to turn a plain old cardboard box into a costume with all the right angles.

STEP 1: Cut off the bottom flaps of a box (ours measured 16″W _ó 29″H _ó 11″D) with a utility knife. Tape down the top flaps.

STEP 2: To create head and arm holes, trace a dinner plate on the top of the box and saucers on each of the box’s sides, and cut out with the utility knife.

STEP 3: Lay the box flat on its back. Using wood glue, affix eight round 2″H x 4″diam. craft boxes ($1.19 each; bjcraftsupplies.com) ‚Äî without their lids ‚Äî in two vertical rows along the front, as shown. Make sure the bottoms of the craft boxes face out.

STEP 4: Once the glue has dried, spray-paint the entire piece glossy red. If necessary, coat multiple times for a brighter color, then let dry.

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