Instead of serving trick-or-treaters candy from a basic bowl, switch it up this year with these cute monster candy holders. Made from empty milk jugs, these wacky monsters are fun for kids to create.
Milk Jug Monsters
- Empty plastic 2-gallon milk jug
- Craft foam sheets
- Large googly eyes
- Spray paint for plastic surfaces (Krylon, Rust-Oleum, etc.)
- Glue gun or craft glue
- Pom-pom balls, feathers, or boa accessories
- Clean an empty plastic milk jug and keep the lid. To remove the labels, fill with hot water and let sit for a few minutes. Then you can peel off the label easily. If there is an ink date or writing on the jug, rub it with a dry erase marker to smear it off and then wipe with a paper towel. Make sure jug is dry.
- Using scissors, cut the mouth shape into the jug on the side opposite of the handle. Make the mouth opening large enough so hands can fit in and out of the jug.
- Select a spray paint that is intended for plastic adhesion, such as Krylon or Rust-Oleum brands. Spray paint the jug, both on the inside and outside. Let dry completely.
- Using craft foam sheets, make arms, legs, horns, teeth, or any other body parts for your monster. With a glue gun or craft glue, adhere the foam pieces to the milk jug.
- Glue on googly eyes, pom-pom balls, feathers, boas, and any other accessories.
- Fill the mouth portion with candy. Use the handle to hold your monster as you open the door for your trick-or-treaters on Halloween!