We enjoy singing along with our monster friends all year long, but Halloween time is when they really shine. Speaking of shine, let’s make these Halloween lanterns featuring the monsters from Rhymington Square!
Things you’ll need
- Small jars with lids
- Tissue paper
- Battery operated tealights
- White glue
- Paint brush for glue
- Permanent markers
- Googly eyes
- Paper plate
- Spray paint (optional)
Cut squares of tissue paper in the colors you need for your monster. If your monster has two colors, use a crayon to draw the outline on the jar. This will serve as a guide when you start glueing.
Mix white craft glue with a little bit of water on your paper plate. This will make the glue easier to brush onto the tissue squares.
Work in sections. Start by painting your first section of your jar with the glue. Use the same brush to gently pick up squares of tissue paper and lay them down, overlapping and layering the squares. To intensify the colours, add a second layer once the first layer has dried.
Tip: You can speed up the drying process with a hair dryer.
When your jar is dry, glue on the eyes. Use a marker to add details like the mouth, arms, and hair. Cut out some white teeth from some white paper and glue them in place.
Use a battery operated, flameless tea light to bring your lantern to life. You can also use some miniature twinkle lights to achieve a cozy glow.
Work You can paint the jar lid to match your monster for a finished look, but this step isn’t necessary.
Happy Halloween from Dewey, Hugo, Rizzo, and Jimmy!
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