Sunday, October 27, 2013

Halloween Treat Jars

The kids and I love to give treats out to our neighbors, teachers, friends, the get it! The holidays are always a good time to acknowledge and thank those special people in your life or just to say hello to a neighbor that you may not know very well. Treats (and a friendly gesture) work magic!

 We made these jars a couple of years ago and they were a lot of fun for the kids to create their own little self designed creature on top. They came out very abstract and adorable. This year Em and G had a very specific idea of what they wanted to make.
I started by covering the top of the jars with (the kids choice) of Halloween fabric. Next, they used a styrofoam ball for a head.

 Some got painted.

 This one we just covered in gauze, hot glued right to the fabric covered lid and added a couple of eyes.

 G wanted to make a kitty for his teacher. We used a low temperature hot glue gun to add the eyes and ears. He still needs assistance with the hot glue, but Em is now a pro. You can also try tacky glue for this when working with younger children.

 Check out Em's monster! She made this for her teacher because she said he loves spooky stuff. I think she nailed it, this monster is pretty spooky!

We filled our jars with our friends favorite treats and will delivery them this week for a special "Happy Halloween" to all the great people that surround us each day.

I think these would be fun to change up for each holiday. I would love to see the kids create a reindeer and Santa jar.

1 comment:

  1. This is a wonderful idea! Thanks for sharing it with Afterschool!