Supplies and Costs

  • A cardboard box at least 3 feet long and 2 feet wide with a decent height
  • Sealing (big scotch) tape
  • Scissors, ruler, pencil, tacky glue
  • Flat Black Spray Paint
  • 1 Roll Duct tape(colored or regular silver)
  • 1-2 yards red fabric
  • Styrofoam(optional)

Step 1

Well, first you need to draw out your coffin. The image to the right is what I used for mine. I drew it on both sides first. Then I cut them out. Then measure your side lengths and cut peices of cardboard out of what you just cut away. By the pythagorean theorem, I guarantee you will have enough cardboard with just that box.

Step 2

Now you need to use your tape and tape all the sides you just cut to the coffin bottom. Be sure to tape to the bottom, and tape the sides that touch at the ends together. This should hold pretty strong. Now, if you want to have a coffin with a door that swings on one of the longer sides, do what im about to say, if you want to hte cover to just kinda be removable, skip to the next green block.

Ok, so basically place your cover piece onto the coffin where it should be. Now take your tape and go down one of the longer sides on the cover. Attach it to the wall that side touches. Tada, a door that opens and closes.

Step 3

Lastly, we need to make it look more coffin like. If you want to make styrofoam bones and a skull type thing for the cover, click here. Covering the outside in spray paint is easy. I don’t need to explain that. So do that now. Ok now we need to do the inside in red fabric. This is the hardest part. You need to cut the piece of fabric like this:

  1. Draw your coffin shape in marker.
  2. Off each side in the drawing, create a rectangle going outward. The height of the rectangles should be the height of your coffin. Over to the left is a quick sketch of what I mean.

BE SURE TO DRAW ALL SIX SIDES RECTANGLES!! Now cut that out as one big piece and glue it in there! Glue your bones on too if you made them.

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