Halloween is in one week (yeah-uh!!) so if you’re in a pinch for some spooky decor, here’s a super easy craft that is cute and fun to make, especially with children. This craft was inspired by the classic “Purple People Eater” song, which I could put on repeat forever!!
1 – You will need:
- Purple paper bags
- Paper (in white and black)
- Circle cutter
- Cutting mat
- Scrapbooking adhesive tape
- Sand or small pebbles
- Tealight candles
2 – EYES. There are two ways to make the monster’s eye. You can make them on the computer and print it out and cut the eye. OR you can be crafty and use a circle cutter to cut white and black circles. If you go this route, use the scrapbooking adhesive to tape the black circle onto the white circle.
3 – MOUTH. Cut out slits to make the mouth. I lightly bent the front face of the bag in half so that I can make the mouth in a few quick cuts. You could also use an exacto knife but don’t forget to put a piece of cardboard inside the paper bag so you don’t cut through to the back face. Though, I suppose your monster could have a face on both sides. :)
4 – TEETH. Using the white paper, cut small triangles to make fangs. Dab a small amount of adhesive tape on the base of the triangle and stick it on the inside of the bag’s front face. Be goofy and give one of ‘em an underbite!
5 – FINAL DETAILS. Fill the base of the paper bag with some sand or small pebbles. Set a tealight candle in the middle and light it! And you’re done!