Create Spooky Halloween Characters from Soup Cans!

Get the kids involved with Halloween decorations this year with these easy-to-make “spooky cans” resembling a bat, Frankenstein, and a mummy.

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Spooky Bat

  • 1          soup can
  • 1          paintbrush
  • 1          bottle black acrylic paint
  • 1          white fabric marker
  • 1          black foam sheet
  • scissors
  • 1          white foam sheet
  • 1-2       hot glue sticks
  • 1          hot glue gun
  • 2          googly eyes
  1. Remove the label from soup can.
  2. Using a paintbrush, paint soup can with black paint. Let dry. Apply more coats, if needed, drying between each coat.
  3. Using white fabric marker, draw bat wings and bat ears on the black foam sheet. Using scissors, cut out bat wings and bat ears. Set aside.
  4. Using scissors, cut two small triangles from white foam sheet for bat fangs.
  5. Load hot glue stick into gun and allow to heat up. Apply glue on large edge of bat wing and press onto soup can. Repeat with the second wing. Apply hot glue to bottoms of bat ears and apply to the front inside of soup can. Apply hot glue to bottoms of bat fangs, turn upside down with points toward bottom and press onto soup can. Apply hot glue to backs of googly eyes and press onto soup can.

Frankenstein

  • 1          soup can
  • 2          paintbrushes
  • 1          bottle green acrylic paint
  • pinking shears
  • 1          black felt sheet
  • 1          white foam sheet
  • 1          bottle white acrylic paint
  • 2          corkscrews
  • 1-2       hot glue gun sticks
  • 1          hot glue gun
  • 2          googly eyes
  1. Remove the label from soup can.
  2. Using one paintbrush, paint soup can with green paint. Let dry. Apply more coats, if needed, drying between each coat.
  3. Using pinking shears, cut one circle from black felt sheet 1/4-inch larger than soup can.
  4. Cut two small rectangles, one slightly shorter than other, from white foam sheet for teeth.
  5. Using other paintbrush and white paint, paint corkscrews. Allow to dry.
  6. Load hot glue stick into the gun and allow to heat up. Apply glue to teeth and place on soup can.
  7. Cut a thin sliver of black felt for lip line. Glue above teeth.
  8. Glue googly eyes onto can above the mouth.
  9. Put a line of glue along the top of the soup can. Place felt circle on top of the glue area. Place glue bead along the upper side of can to bend over felt to create a hairline.
  10. Glue corkscrews to either side of the bottom of the can.

Mummy

  • 1          soup can
  • 1          paintbrush
  • 1          bottle white acrylic paint
  • 1          hot glue gun stick
  • 1          hot glue gun
  • gauze dressing (enough to wrap around can)
  • 2          googly eyes
  1. Remove the label from a soup can.
  2. Using a paintbrush, paint soup can with white paint. Let dry. Apply more coats, if needed, drying between each coat.
  3. Load hot glue sticks into the gun and allow it to heat up. Apply glue to the top of the can and place the start of gauze dressing. Wrap gauze dressing around can, applying glue and more gauze as needed. Glue end of gauze to the soup can. Allow for space in the eye area to apply eyes.
  4. Glue googly eyes to space left within gauze.

SOURCE:
eLivingtoday.com, Family Features

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