Do you love egg carton crafts? I do because there is something about repurposing rubbish that makes me happy, especially if the end product is a cute little monster. I call this craft a ‘treat holder’ but in saying that the treats they hold are very tiny (which is a plus for us parents, am I right?). We made a few of them and then I hid a small treat in each one and hid them around the garden so that the girls could have a fun monster treasure hunt, which they loved! They also make cute decorations.
You will need
• An egg carton (each 12-pack egg carton will make 6 monsters)
• Paints and PVA (school) glue
• Googly eyes
• paint brushes and scissors
Cut the egg carton cups into individual pieces. You might like to include some teeth, or keep it flat and add a tongue from the flat part of the egg carton. Snip off some pointy bits to use as horns – the sky is the limit, design them however you like.
Here’s an example of some jagged teeth. Obviously, small kids will need help cutting the shapes out.
The next step is to paint them.
Paint the inside if you like but it’s not completely necessary. Once its dry use a paint brush to apply PVA glue to stick on googly eyes, tongues and horns or whatever else you’ve made to stick on to your monsters.
Use them as a sweet holder. Kids acrylic paint is generally non-toxic but just to be safe and avoid having kids be exposed to unnecessary chemicals wrap loose sweets in plastic first, or use pre-wrapped ones.
Can you guess which one is the purple people eater?
More fun Halloween ideas:
• Make a cute egg carton spider puppet on a string
• These paper towel window decals look so colourful
• Make a jack-o-lantern basket using our free printable template
• Our egg carton black cat costume looks so cute on Miss K!
• Make a witches potion lab in your back yard or a fun bubbling brew
• This cute sight word monster makes an adorable pet (and incidentally is fun to practice sight words on too!)