Halloween Craft for Kids
October is here, and we kicked it off with one of my favorite Halloween crafts. I have a soft spot for crafts using upcycled materials, and I prefer projects that are open ended with plenty of room for creativity.
To make our Milk Jug Monsters I cleaned a few empty milk jugs with hot, soapy water. Once dry I used an exacto knife to slice an opening for the mouth. I asked the boys what color they wanted to paint their own monsters. J-Bug chose black, and JZ chose red. Note: We use both Colorations and Crayola paints for all of our projects. For some reason the red Colorations paint flaked off of the milk jug. The Crayola paint did not. We painted the milk jugs before nap time to give them time to try before decorating.
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When J-Bug woke up I set out the following:
- craft tape
- googly eyes
- recycled lids from applesauce and baby food pouches
- glitter glue
- pom poms
- pipe cleaners
As you can see my boys thought their monsters needed a dozen or so eyes. JZ (5) adhered the googly eyes with a hot glue gun . They went to town with the craft tape and called it bandages. They played "doctor" for an hour, "healing" their monsters. It was really cute. I love when creative projects turn into imaginative play.