Glowing Frankenstein Milk Jug
It’s that time of year both kids and adults get equally excited about. What’s not to love? It’s the only time of year to wear favorite, creative costumes and knock on doors in hopes that a candy or other treats are dropped into a trick-or-treat bag. It’s also that time of year when it gets dark early, so it’s easy to lose site of your child in the Halloween fray even if you glance away for just a second or two.
Make this quick and easy glowing Frankenstein lantern from a recycled milk jug that your youngster can carry with them. The glow sticks make them easy to spot in a crowd of kids and the fact that it’s Frankenstein will invoke smiles from kids and adults alike!
Not sure your child will want to carry Frankie everywhere? Run some twine through the handle and secure it to your child’s belt loop or tie around their waist. Problem solved!
This also makes a great decoration for your front porch!
To make this glowing milk jug you will need:
1 empty plastic gallon jug
1-2 green glow sticks
1 sheet of black felt
Black Sharpie marker
White craft glue
Use the pattern to cut Frankie’s hair from the black felt.
Use white craft glue to attach it around the top of the jug, just before the top of the jug begins to taper upward.
Cut eyebrows from black felt and glue them to the front of the milk jug.
Use a black Sharpie marker to draw the eyes. Cut out circles from black felt and glue them into the “eye sockets”.
Draw on a nose, mouth and other stitches. Be sure to go over your lines and make them a little thicker so they are noticeable when the lights go out!
Activate your glow sticks and drop them into the mouth of the milk jug.
Amanda Formaro is a well-known craft expert and has been writing and crafting on the Internet for over fifteen years. Find out more on her blog, Crafts by Amanda, where she shares tutorials with step-by-step photos for adults and kids alike.