Create a fun and colorful treat box made to look like a box of colored pencils! Grab the free printable and create some as party favors or back-to-school gifts!
Treat boxes are by far my favorite paper craft to create! Who doesn’t love receiving a fun and unique box filled with goodies?! For my children’s color-themed birthday party last week, I created these colored pencil treat boxes to look like a box of colored pencils – they are really filled with licorice or other tall thin candies!
These boxes would be great for back-to-school treats, art parties, or any time of the year.
I designed the boxes to fit Rainbow Twist Twizzlers. They are the perfect size to fit six Twists. They can get hard when not kept sealed in a plastic bag, so I recommend adding the Twizzlers as close to gifting these as possible, or place in a plastic food-safe bag prior to fitting inside the box.
We made our treat boxes in advance and then added the candy the day of the party. They stayed soft and were perfect. I tested one and found they stayed soft for a couple days, but after that they became too hard to eat.
These were a lot of fun to create and even more fun to have at our party! I’ll be sharing the complete color-themed party in a couple weeks, so be sure to check back!
Supplies Needed for Colored Pencil Treat Box:
- Free printable (link located at the end of this post)
- White paper (I use 110lb bright white)
- Paper cutter and/or scissors
- X-Acto Knife and cutting mat
- Scoring stylus and scoring board (optional, but very helpful!)
- Clear craft plastic
- Glue stick
- Tape runner
- Twizzlers candy
Step One: Print the treat box on white paper. I used 110lb bright white paper (affiliate link located in “Shop My Supplies”). It is a great weight for treat boxes that will still go through my printer. After the boxes are printed, cut them out using a paper cutter and scissors.
Use an X-Acto knife to cut out the smile-shaped window.
Step Two: Score along the fold lines. I love using my mini scoring board and stylus for this part. It isn’t necessary, but it does a great job creating crisp and perfectly straight fold lines.
Step Three: Glue the clear plastic window in place. I cut a rectangle of craft plastic slightly larger than the smile-shaped window. The width needs to be longer than the window, but keep it between the score lines of the treat box; otherwise, it will be difficult to fold the box together.
Step Four: Fold the treat box along the scored fold lines.
Step Five: Flip the rainbow tab down toward the inside of the box and tape into place. I used a tape runner for this part, but you could also use your glue stick.
Adhere the long side of the treat box together. I used a tape runner again. Fold the bottom of the box together and use a small piece of tape to keep it together, if necessary. For some of my boxes, it was easier to load the Twizzlers in through the bottom of the box, so you could wait to tape the box shut until after you fill them.
Step Six: Fill the treat box with Twizzlers Rainbow Twists* and it will look like colored pencils in a box! I bought several bags, not knowing how many of each color would be in each bag. It was a happy surprise to find the bags had 5 of each color – perfect for this project. So one bag of the Twizzlers Rainbow Twists filled five treat boxes.
This is not a sponsored post. I just chose to use Twizzlers Rainbow Twists because they looked like colored pencils and I made the box to fit them! If you use Twizzlers, the favors should be enjoyed soon since the Twizzlers will be dried out. You may be able to put the candy in a clear bag and then in the box to keep them fresh and not let them touch the paper treat box.
The colored pencil treat boxes turned out really fun! We did have to tell a few of our guests there was candy inside and not real colored pencils!
I’ve really been in a paper crafting mood lately and am trying to think of ways to use up some beautiful papers I just picked up last month from our local scrapbook store. If you, too, are in the paper crafting mood, check out AllFreePaperCrafts.com for more ideas! I am overwhelmed with the creativity shared on this site – so many amazing ideas!
Over the next few weeks I’ll be sharing more DIY projects from our color-themed party and some great Easter crafts. There may be 12″ of snow outside my window right now, but it’s spring in my craft area! :)
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