Eeeee! I’ve been saving bread tags (those little plastic clips that keep your bread bag closed) for months just waiting for Halloween to get close. I’ve had this craft idea for these little monsters in my head for a while and finally got the chance to make them today. You could probably make them in much simpler fashion, but I love adding little details, embellishing, etc. So here’s how I made these recycled bread tag monsters if you are interested :)
UPDATED 12/21/10 – Just a quick update to add in here that I have posted a how-to for recycled bread tag snowmen if you are interested in seeing those. Below is a pic. :) Great for Christmas gift bags!
|Recycled bread tag snowmen|
Now on with the monster tutorial!
First I painted them with acrylic paint. I didn’t even put paint into the palette because only a small amount of each color is needed. I just shook the bottle and removed the lid, then stuck my paintbrush into the lid to get some paint. Most of my bread tags were white, but I did have a red one and left that one as is.
While the paint was drying, I sketched out some monster faces.
Then I started embellishing. I used a toothpick for some of the small lines, like this monster’s mouth…
and for the marks on this monster’s sides.
I dipped the handle end of a paintbrush into the paint to make the eyes and any polka dots. For really tiny polka dots and some of the pupils I used a toothpick.
On this one I used a Sharpie marker to draw on toes, then used a toothpick to fill in the toes with paint. A monster manicure!
I did finish them off with some sealer spray too, to keep the paint from rubbing or peeling off.
I’ve heard these make decent rubber band holders.. hmmm.
Is it just me, or does that yellow one remind you of Spongebob??
You like? I like! Fun!! :) Thanks for looking!
I actually am updating this post to include this fun treat bag! See that little guy in the bag? He’s one of many monster brownies I made on my cooking blog. Fun!
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