Plastic Spoon Monsters Go Trick or Treating
Make these adorable plastic spoon monsters with the kids for Halloween! Some monsters are scary, but these ones just want to go trick or treating!
For one monster:
- Felt cut into a 4" x 3" rectangle
- Pipe cleaner same color as felt
- Plastic spoon
- Acrylic craft paint in color to match felt black and white
- Paint brush
- Round sponge applicators spouncers
- Hot glue gun
For trick or treat bag:
- 1/3 gold pipe cleaner
- Paper bag cut into 2" x 1.5" rectangle
- Fine point black marker
Paint the back of the spoon and halfway down the handle. Allow to dry and repeat for a second coat.
Use spouncers dipped in white and black paint to add eyes. Use the handle end of a paintbrush to add circles that are smaller than your spouncers. Allow to dry completely.
Meanwhile, fold felt rectangle in half lengthwise and cut a small slit 1/2-inch from the top.
Unfold felt and trim off excess above the slit. Be careful not to cut it too close.
Cut around the edges of the felt to create fun shapes for the monster costumes.
When the paint is completely dry, insert the handle of the spoon into the slit of the felt so that the handle ends up behind the felt. Use a dab of hot glue to secure the felt to the “neck” of the spoon monster.
For the next step you will need to lift the felt and move it out of your way which is why the painted faces should be completely dry before you do this!
For the arms, fold pipe cleaner in half and twist around the middle of the spoon handle. Stretch pipe cleaner arms to the left/right.
Bring the felt back down and secure it to the spoon handle with hot glue.
Write “TRICK OR TREAT!” on the paper bag rectangle.
Bend the gold piece of pipe cleaner in half and curve the bend to look like a bag handle. Hot glue the handle to the back of the treat bag.
Twist the end of one of the arms around the treat bag handle. Position the arms however you like!