Juice Box Monsters

Make adorable monsters from recycled juice boxes and felt! Great for Halloween too! By Amanda Formaro of Crafts by Amanda

I’ve been meaning to make these guys for quite a while now. Every time I pull out my craft supplies to make something, those empty juice boxes just keep staring at me. With Halloween almost here, I was running out of time, so I made them this morning.

Make adorable monsters from recycled juice boxes and felt! Great for Halloween too! By Amanda Formaro of Crafts by Amanda

There are endless possibilities with these guys, limited only to your imagination.

The first thing you’ll want to do is cut open the top of the juice box. Put some rice into a sandwich baggie, squeeze out the air and seal it. I didn’t measure, just poured some in, but I would guess around 1/2 cup. Put the rice bag inside the juice box and reseal the top with tape.

Next, line the bottom of the juice box up with the bottom of the felt. Glue the felt around the juice box, leaving the bottom open so that it can stand well.

For the dude with the big tube on his head, you’ll want to wrap something around the top, I used chenille and trimmed the ends.

Another option is to fringe some hair first, before gluing the felt around the box. You can see I added a rectangle of felt to the top of the box since the hair won’t cover the top on this one.

Now you are ready to add facial features. :)

Cut out some teeth, fangs, polka dots, stripes, whatever strikes your fancy and glue them to the boxes.

Make adorable monsters from recycled juice boxes and felt! Great for Halloween too! By Amanda Formaro of Crafts by Amanda

That’s it! You’re done! :)

Juice Box Monsters

Rating: 51

Juice Box Monsters

What you need:

  • juice boxes
  • rice (or anything to give your monsters some weight so they will stand up)
  • zipper sandwich bags
  • tape
  • felt
  • scissors
  • hot glue or felt glue

What you do:

  1. The first thing you’ll want to do is cut open the top of the juice box. Put some rice into a sandwich baggie, squeeze out the air and seal it. I didn’t measure, just poured some in, but I would guess around 1/2 cup. Put the rice bag inside the juice box and reseal the top with tape.
  2. Next, line the bottom of the juice box up with the bottom of the felt. Glue the felt around the juice box, leaving the bottom open so that it can stand well.
  3. For the dude with the big tube on his head, you’ll want to wrap something around the top, I used chenille and trimmed the ends.
  4. Another option is to fringe some hair first, before gluing the felt around the box. You can see I added a rectangle of felt to the top of the box since the hair won’t cover the top on this one.
  5. Cut out some teeth, fangs, polka dots, stripes, whatever strikes your fancy and glue them to the boxes.
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Comments

  1. Sweet Little Smoothie says

    I'm visiting from The Girl Creative – these little montsers are sooooo cute!! I'm absolutely filing this page away for this Halloweenb :) Thanks for sharing!

  2. Jen says

    Oh my goodness! These would be perfect for my daughter's Monster Mash b-day party she is having at the end of the month. Love them. I'm going to put you on my craft blogroll! :)

    Jen
    Creative and Curious Kids!

  3. Amanda says

    Thanks for all of your great comments!

    Meg – not really, but I definitely like the mosnters inc monsters! Too cute!

  4. creativejewishmom/Sara says

    this is great Amanda (as usual) you are the monster queen I must say, and you've got me inspired to do something similar but for some other occasion! thanks so much for sharing on Craft schooling Sunday!

  5. Melissa Mandella says

    Hi I just found your blog, not even sure how I got here :) Is there a reason you used empty juice boxes? Just recycling? I was just thinking this would be a cute favor or class gift (instead of the gobs of candy we get each year at Halloween) if you gave these out with full juice boxes, but I didn't know if there was a reason for not using them. I thin you might need to make the covers a little less snug so the box could be removed (and possibly reused).

  6. Becky says

    Hi, these are lovely! any suggestions for little children and a safe glue? As I’m sure they would love it. I wasn’t sure if pva or even double sided tape might work? Thanksx

    • Amanda Formaro says

      I use Beacon’s 123 Instant Grab glue when I don’t want to use hot glue. It’s a safer alternative and bonds pretty quickly!

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