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Milk Jug Monsters
Milk Jug Monsters
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Celebrate the season in style with these delightfully ghoulish candy holders!
This activity is appropriate for:
pre-k - 3rd grade / 4 - 8 years
You will need:
- Recycled plastic milk jugs (one per student)
- Superbright Liquid Tempera Paint - 1 Pint and Classroom Paintbrushes - Set of 24 or spray paint (variety of colors)
- Hands/Feet/Horns template
- Colored Wiggly Eyes
- Tacky Glue
- Colored Feathers
- Construction Paper - 9" x 12" (variety of colors)
- Best-Buy Scissors
- Individually wrapped candy (optional)
Before you begin:Collect plastic milk jugs for each student and thoroughly rinse out the jugs with soap and water. For younger students, you may wish to precut a large hole in the side of each jug to create the monsterís mouth. (Parent volunteers can help with this step.) Photocopy the Hands/Feet/Horns template (one or two per student) onto different colors of construction paper.
- Provide each student with a milk jug and scissors. If the jugs have not been precut, ask students to cut out a large mouth in the side of the jugs.
- Invite students to select a paint color for their monster and paint (or spray paint) the entire milk jug in that color. (Depending on the age/ability of your students, you may want to have parent volunteers complete this step in advance.) Allow the paint to dry.
- Instruct students to cut out hands, feet and horns from the construction paper (in any color they choose) and glue these to their milk jug monsters.
- Encourage students to add feathers for hair and Wiggly Eyes (perhaps one eye or three!) to their monsters. Invite students to cut out teeth from construction paper and glue these onto their monsters.
- If desired, have students fill their monster jugs with individually wrapped candy to distribute on Halloween night!