Mini Monster Cupcakes
Thayer Allyson Gowdy
Make these spooky treats using ripe apples and festive candy. To start, help kids remove a wedge to form the mouth, then let your own little monsters assemble the creatures as they like.
Friendly Frank Pumpkin
What you'll need: A pumpkin, small gourd, straight pins, green and black acrylic paint, foam brush, black and white craft foam, hot-glue gun, green adhesive glitter craft foam, sharp knife, 2 bolts, stapler
1. Cut pumpkin stem short with scissors. 2. With a knife, cut the small gourd in half to make ears. Secure ears halfway down pumpkin with straight pins. 3. Paint pumpkin with 2 coats of green paint. Allow to dry. Then paint on hair with black paint. 4. Cut out facial features from craft foam and attach using hot-glue gun. 5. Make two holes in either side of the neck and twist bolts into holes. Paint a black line for a scar. Staple over the line to create the look of stitches.
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Candy Bag Monsters
Pump up your plain trick or treat bags with these mischievous monster designs.
Spooky Door Decor
Make this easy wreath from a feather boa and googly eyes.
Monster Treat Bag
Materials: - Brown paper lunch bag - Acrylic craft paint - Paintbrush - Construction paper - Scissors - Glue stick - Black marker - Spray glaze or acrylic sealer (optional)
Instructions: 1. Paint bags whatever color you like. Stand them up and let dry. (Place soup cans inside so they don't tip over.) Add another coat and let dry again. 2. While bags are drying, cut facial features out of construction paper. You can use your imagination to make some fun eyes, mouths, and hair. 3. Cut polka dots, squares, stripes, or any other type of decoration you would like to use for your monster. 4. Fold down the top of the bag so that you don't accidentally glue your facial features too high. 5. Using your glue stick, decorate the bag with the stripes, squares, or polka dots. Be sure to cover the entire back of paper shapes with glue so none of the corners stick up. 6. Let everything dry, then apply a coat of sealer spray (optional). Let dry and fill with treats.
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Juice Box Monsters
After your kids gulp down their afternoon juice box, recycle it to make these creepy creatures.
Make it: Wash and rinse your juice box, and then cut open the top. Put some rice into a sandwich baggie, squeeze out the air and seal it. Put the rice bag inside the juice box to keep the box weighted and steady and reseal the top with tape. Cover and glue the felt around the sides of the box (don't cover the bottoms or it won't stand properly), and then add details like teeth, fangs, spots and stripes.
Frankenstein and the Mad Scientist
He's alive! A monster is born with a milk-jug head and shredded duds. His crazy creator, dressed in a potion-stained lab coat, shows off his invention with pride.
What you'll need: 1-gallon milk jug, scissors, primer, green and black acrylic paint, paintbrush, felt, adhesive-backed Velcro, aluminum foil, 2 bottle tops, 2 wine corks, black pants and brown long-sleeve shirt, burlap
Make It: Head Cut off top of jug so base is 5" tall. Coat base in primer (to prevent paint from flaking off); let dry. Apply green paint; let dry. Paint bottom of base with black paint as shown. Neck nodes Cut a 1 1/2"-wide strip of felt that measures slightly larger than child's neck. Adhere Velcro tabs to each end. Hot-glue wine cork to inside of bottle cap and cover completely in foil. Hot-glue nodes about 4" apart on felt strip. Clothes Cut zigzags into bottom of pants and sleeves of shirt. Tie a ragged strip of burlap around child's waist as a belt.
Make It: Water down paint and gently brush onto lab coat to create green and yellow spots on fabric; let dry. Hot-glue plastic bugs onto coat, as shown.
Eyes See You
A black marker, fluorescent-green foam circles, and some double-stick tape turn trees into mysterious lawn creatures.
Frank's Nuts & Bolts
Add a salty mix to the favorite monster's head for a shockingly fun snack and pair it with plastic test tubes filled with your favorite homemade or store-bought soups. We used a combination of split pea and pumpkin.
- Start to Finish
- 45 mins
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