Cheap and Easy DIY Halloween Decoration

Halloween provides the perfect excuse for creative (and spoooky) crafts! My daughter and I came up with this one and we are repeating it again this year. It’s an easy, cheap, DIY project you can do with your kids.

First, you’ll need:

  • Glass jars with lids
  • Paint for the lids (any color you like)
  • Rubber “specimens” from the Dollar Tree
  • Food coloring
  • Water

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Let the labels soak off in some water. This is probably the most difficult part of the project. While the labels are soaking, paint the lids and let them dry. After you have your children peel off the labels (and finish the job yourself after they complain), decide which “specimen” goes in which jar. Originally, we wanted to go with hands and plastic body parts. It was just too creepy for us, so we went with bugs and snakes and stuff. The rat was too big to fit into the mouth of any of our jars, so we had to leave him out this year.

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Fill the jar with water and a few drops of food coloring. You can do all yellow (for a more authentic look) or mix up the colors. We went with yellow and green this year.

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Display them how ever you wish. This is our centerpiece for our Halloween party this year. We added some “creepy cloth” around the jars, but have used “spider webs” in the past. Have fun! let your imagination go wild. When the holiday is over, you can keep your creatures and recycle the jars!

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