It’s the spooky Halloween season and this year we needed a fun and easy way to hand out candy in our neighborhood with minimal contact. So I decided to make a Minecraft themed Candy Dispenser based off the game’s Enderman. This is an extremely easy DIY Build that you can pull together with basic tools. Happy trick or treating and be sure to pace yourself on those fun-sized candy bars.
*This project is sponsored by The Home Depot part of the Pro-Spective Tool Program. With a special thanks from our friends from DeWALT for making this project happen. Affiliate links to follow.
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Tools & Materials Needed
- DeWALT FlexVOLT Circular Saw
- DeWALT Jobsite Table Saw
- DeWALT 20v Max XR 18 Gauge Brad Nailer
- DeWALT 20v Max XR Impact Driver and Drill Kit
- 1″ Forstner bit
- 3/8″ Drill bit
- 4×8 x 1/2″ Plywood Sheet
- (2) 2×4’s
- (1) 24″x24″ x 3/4″ plywood sheet
- (6) 3/8″ Hex nuts
- (14) 3/8″ washers
- (2) 5″ x 3/Lag screws
- (6) 2-1/2″ x 3/8″ Carriage bolts
- Clamp Light
- Purple Light Bulb
Body & Block Assembly
To make the sheet of plywood more manageable I broke the sheets down to (4) 24″ x 48″ panels. The first block to make is for the head measuring 12″ x 12″ when fully assembled. Yellow panels are 11″ x 11″. The orange panels are 11″ x 12″ and the top and bottom green panels are 12″ x 12″. The 12″ x 12″ blue panels are for the body.
Using the blue 12″ x 12″ panels from the previous sheet of plywood, you’ll need to cut (4) more pieces. Two panels at 11″ x 17″ and two panels at 12″ x 17″.
Because this guy has a big ol’ noggin we throw off our nice clean cuts a bit with a 14″ x 14″ head. The two green panels are 14″ x 14″. The two orange panels are 13″ x 14″ and the smaller side beige panels are 13″ x 13″.
The boxes are assembled with an 18 gauge brad nailer and wood glue. Then they’re connected with a hinge to flip the head off the body to change the lightbulb and turn it off and on.
The legs, arms and Minecraft box are connected with 3/8’s bolts, washer and hex head nuts. The feet are connected to the base with a 5-1/2″ 3/8’s lag screw.
Just for an added touch I added a motion sensing battery powered light in Minecraft box so the kids could see the candy as they walk by.
Trick or Treat!