The theme of this summers CHA is Kids Crafts - so Steve and I have developed some ideas that are kid friendly, parent approved and just plain fun.
We spent 3 hours teaching how to transform salad dressing bottles into fun glow in the dark monsters with a cousin it vibe. The monsters are designed to help kids that might be afraid of the dark. They can create their own glowing monster that will scare away any monsters that might be under the bed.
Each one turns out different and both boys and girls age 3-8 loved this project. This is a great classroom, camp, birthday party craft.
Glow in the Dark Mod Podge
Salad Dressing, BBQ Sauce or Drink Bottle (plastic)
Black Spray Paint
1 yard Cheese Cloth (Jo-Ann fabrics)
Yarn Scrap (bright colors and textures are best)
Clean out the bottles and paint the outside with black spray paint.
Attach the cheese cloth to the bottle with glow in the dark Mod Podge by wrapping the cheese cloth around the bottle in a "mummy" fashion. Saturate the cheese cloth with the Mod Podge. Allow to dry.
Create the hair: Wrap yarn around a 10" piece of scrap cardboard about 30 times. Tie off all the layers with a scrap piece of yarn. Working opposite of the tie, cut through the layers. Grab the hair at the tie and place into the opening on the bottle. the hair should fall to each side of the bottle. You can braid the hair, add layers, cut bangs, etc.
Attach google eyes with tacky glue. You can do one big eye in the center or two eyes off center, etc. The eyes really give the gritters personality so have fun here.
Here are some of our crafty friends that stopped by make a monster!