It’s October, which means HALLOWEEN!!! I love this time of year (not as much here in San Antonio as in my home state of Michigan, but it’s still a great time of the year)! I was looking through my craft box to see what I could come up with for a fun and easy Halloween craft this year, and I found some leftovers from previous crafts. Specifically, I found a cardboard flower pot and two miniature wood flower pots that I used to make a cute scarecrow craft a year or so back. I also found some googly eyes that light up.
Onto Pinterest I went to see what I could come up with! And I came across this super cute Frankenstein flower pot craft:
I didn’t have two pots to make the craft the same way, so I decided to just make a Frankenstein head candy holder, with light up googly eyes! It turned out so cute!
I should note that if you don’t have the light up googly eyes, you can simply paint the eyes on, or glue on some flat googly eyes that don’t light up. Because the ones on mine light up, I had to cut holes in the cardboard flower pot so I could place the eyes in there and still get to the on/off switches on each of them. Also, you can use actual flower pots to make this as well, if which case you wouldn’t be able to cut out holes for the eyes anyway and would have to paint or glue them on.
Also, as I was making this, I realized that this could also be done with styrofoam cups instead of cardboard flower pots, and then those cups could be filled with nuts, candy, or whatever to have out at a Halloween get together. You could also use a big regular sized flower pot to use as a way to set out a large amount of candy at a party, or on your porch for trick or treaters. I used mine as a “gift basket”, and gave it to my husband filled with candy for a Halloween gift, so it can also be used this way.
In other words, there’s a lot of different ways to make this craft and a lot of different ways it can be used, but regardless, it turns out really cute, and it’s really easy to make! Let’s get to it!
HALLOWEEN FRANKENSTEIN FLOWER POT CRAFT
- Flower pot
- two mini flower pots, or two miniature spools
- green, black, and silver paint
- craft glue
- light up googly eyes (optional)
- pencil or marker
1.) Start by painting the entire pot green. Set aside, and let dry.
2.) Paint the miniature flower pots or miniature spools silver, and set aside and let dry.
3.) Now comes the eyes. Once your pot is dry, if you’re not using the light up googly eyes, glue on your eyes or paint on your eyes. If you are using the googly light up eyes, you will want to trace the eyes onto the pot where you want them to be, then use scissors, or an exacto knife to cut out the circles. You want it to be a snug fit, so it’s better to start small and trim off more if needed.
4.) Place the eyes in the holes. If it is snug, that is all you will need to do. Otherwise, you may need to use a bit of craft glue to glue them in place. The on/off switches will be on the inside of the pot, so you can get to them. Once the eyes are in place, go back over with your paint brush, and fix any areas where the paint got scratched or chipped when you were cutting the holes for the eyes.
5.) Now, we’ll do the “hair”. Use your pencil or marker to draw in the hair along the top rim of the pot. Then use your black paint and paintbrush to fill it all in. Set aside, and let dry.
6.) Use your black paint and a paint brush to paint in a squiggly line for the mouth.
7.) Now, you will want to glue your silver “pegs” in place. The real frankenstein has silver pegs in his neck. I put mine up higher, because I had a brain fart and was thinking that I was gluing on the ears. Thankfully, it still looks good! So, basically, just glue the pegs on each side of the face at the same level, then allow the glue to dry completely.
8.) Lastly, fill this guy up with CANDY!!! I used a bunch of different types of organic chocolates, but you can use whatever type of candy you would like!
Awesome! Isn’t it sooooooo ADORABLE??? Happy Halloween, and Enjoy! 🙂