Milk jug monster Halloween craft for kids

Greet your trick-or-treaters this Halloween with a fun and monstrous candy holder instead of just a boring bowl of candy. You can transform an empty milk jug into your own wild, wacky or wonderful monster!



Empty plastic 2-gallon milk jug

Craft foam sheets

Large googly eyes


Spray paint for plastic surfaces (Krylon, Rust-Oleum, etc.)

Glue gun or craft glue

Pom-pom balls, feathers or boa accessories


1 Clean an empty plastic milk jug and keep the lid. To remove the labels, fill with hot water and let sit for a few minutes. Then you can peel off the label easily. If there an ink date or writing on the jug, rub it with a dry erase marker to smear it off and then wipe with a paper towel. Make sure jug is dry.

2 Using scissors, cut the mouth shape into the jug on the side opposite of the handle. Make the mouth opening large enough so hands can fit in and out of the jug.

3 Select a spray paint that is intended for plastic adhesion, such as Krylon or Rust-Oleum brands. Spray paint the jug, both on the inside and outside. Let dry completely.

4 Using craft foam sheets, make arms, legs, horns, teeth or any body part required for your monster. With a glue gun or craft glue, adhere the foam pieces to the milk jug.

5 Glue on googly eyes, noses, feathers, boas and any other accessories.

6 Fill the mouth portion with candy. Use the handle to hold your monster as you open the door for your trick-or-treaters on Halloween!

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