Today our friends at Juicy Juice are sharing 3 fun and spooky Halloween crafts you can do with your kids!
Ghoulish Grape Hands are a jiggly, giggly treat. These spooktacularly flavorful hands will have guests haunting for more!
INGREDIENTS 3 clear plastic disposable gloves 4 cups Grape Flavor Juicy Juice® 100% juice divided 4 envelopes (7 grams each) unflavored gelatin Nonstick cooking spray 3 rubber bands or twist ties
DIRECTIONS 1. RINSE inside of gloves with water and set aside. 2. HEAT 3 cups Juicy Juice® 100% juice to boiling; remove from heat. Pour remaining 1 cup Juicy Juice in large bowl; sprinkle gelatin over and let stand for 1 minute. Slowly pour hot Juicy Juice into bowl and stir until gelatin is dissolved. 3. SPRAY inside of each glove with nonstick cooking spray. Carefully pour enough juice mixture into glove to just fill; secure ends with rubber band or twist tie. Place on tray. Repeat with remaining gloves and juice mixture. 4. REFRIGERATE for 4 hours or until firm. Remove rubber band or twist tie. Using scissors, cut through glove all the way to the end of each finger; turn over hand and peel off glove.
NOTE: Try substituting any flavor Juicy Juice 100% juice.
Gauzy Ghosts are a fun way to spook the kiddos!
WHAT YOU NEED 1 empty Juicy Juice® 64 oz plastic bottle 5 – 6 boxes of gauze (2.5 yard size) 1 bottle of liquid starch 1 medium sized kitchen bowl (stainless steel is recommended) Safety scissors 2 googly eyes Black puff paint Aluminum foil Craft glue gun 1 plastic plate
HOW TO DO IT 1. Set the empty Juicy Juice bottle onto a plastic plate. This will be the body of the ghost. 2. Make an aluminum foil ball, just large enough to fit into the opening of the bottle. This forms the head of the ghost. 3. Once the foil ball is in place, secure around the opening of the bottle using a craft glue gun. 4. Tear off a 12 inch piece of foil. Gather it up to form a thick “rope” and curve it slightly. Repeat this process. These will be the arms of the ghost. 5. (PARENTS ONLY) Apply a liberal amount of glue to one end of each arm and secure to the bottle. You will have to hold the foil to the bottle just until the glue sets or the arms will not stick to the plastic. 6. Let the arms dry completely before moving to the next step. 7. Place the liquid starch in a bowl. 8. Measure the distance from the top to the bottom of the bottle, including the foil “head.” Double the measurement and you will have the length of the longest piece of gauze you will cut. Cut several pieces of gauze to this length and several pieces of differing lengths. 9. Dip each piece of gauze into the liquid starch being sure to coat the gauze completely. Then run the gauze between your first and second fingers to remove any excess starch. 10. Now drape the gauze over the juice bottle, covering the foil head and arms. Continue this process until you have the ghostly effect you want. You will be removing the ghost from the plastic form once it dries, so don’t worry if some of the foil or bottle shows. 11. Set the ghost aside until it is completely dry. This may take a day or more depending on how many gauze layers were applied, the thickness of the starch and the dampness of the weather. 12. When the ghost is dry, apply the googly eyes and use black puff paint to create a “howling” mouth. Let this dry. 13. Remove the ghost from the juice bottle. You may have to twist it back and forth slightly to release any dried starch that sticks to the bottle.
TIPS The Gauzy Ghost makes a great companion to the Trick-or-Treat candy by the front door. Place a flashlight or glow stick inside the ghost for a very spooky effect. Make several ghosts and hang them to the tree branches outside your house.
Your kids will never look at recycling the same way after making their very own “recycle monster.” These hungry paper bag creatures are the perfect wastebasket for recyclable scraps that you can store in a playroom, bedroom or even the kitchen. Best of all, they are very simple to make. Here’s how you do it:
Gather your materials. You’ll need two paper grocery bags, a glue stick, childproof safety scissors and construction paper.
Cut out “eyes” and “teeth” from your construction paper. Then, cut out a circle in one of the bags. This circle should be somewhat close to the bottom of the bag and farther from the handles. This will be the monster’s “mouth.” Glue on the eyes and teeth. Make sure to leave some space in between the top and bottom of the teeth. This is where the paper scraps will go. Glue the edges of the two bags together. Use the glue liberally to make sure the monster stands upright. Once complete, use the monster as a recycling receptacle. When it becomes full, simply recycle the entire monster with the scraps inside!