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Celebrate Halloween with this festive Egg Carton Monster and Ghost Buddies craft!
I’m sure you all know by now just how much I love Halloween. It’s by far my favorite holiday. I can’t get enough of the spooky celebrations, decorations and treats that accompany it. Not to mention it occurs during my favorite season of the year, fall.
The weather here is cooling off and we’re having to start wearing light jackets. The leaves are changing colors here in the mountains too. I love it! I’m going to enjoy every moment until it snows. We’re looking forward to lots of special activities and outings during this wonderful time of year.
My kids have already decided on what costumes they’ll be wearing. Those were pretty much cemented in months ago. 🙂 And they’ve been begging me for weeks to put up the Halloween decorations. They also can’t stop talking about our upcoming annual trip to the pumpkin patch. I think it’s safe to say that we’ve all caught the Halloween bug around here!
I’m always trying to come up with new ideas for party favors and refreshments, so I put together these super simple egg carton monster and ghost buddies that the kids will love to play with!
The buddies look like they were made just to sit on top of these mini A&W® Root Beer and 7UP® Mini Monster cans! The whole thing just makes me smile.
We love having friends over for dinner and these would be perfect to serve alongside some Mummy Mini Pizzas and other Halloween-themed sides! They’re also great for adding to your favorite Halloween drink recipes!
The mini cans really are such a convenient size and I can’t get over how creepy those monsters are!
They come in six packs and are easy to find at Walmart on the soda aisle. Be sure to get on on this Walmart-exclusive Ibotta offer!
And if these things aren’t amazing enough on their own, they just got more awesome, because guess what? You can “Release the #MiniMonsters” (a.k.a. bring the monsters on the can “to life”) in an augmented reality experience! The monsters pop out of the cans and interact with each other! So cool, right?! It’s easy to do: just download the Mini Monsters Augmented Reality app here to activate the experience!
Once you’ve downloaded the app, you’ll have the option to scan your specially-marked cans to Release the Mini Monsters! You can watch a quick tutorial there, too, on how it’s done. Pretty nifty, right?!
You can also record video of your monster experience and take selfies with the monsters!
Now let’s talk about how to make the cute egg carton monster and ghost buddies! It’s super simple to accomplish.
cardboard egg carton
permanent black marker
Begin by gathering your supplies and then cutting out the individual compartments of the egg carton. You’ll need to trim around them so they sit flat and so the edges aren’t jagged.
For the ghosts, paint the egg compartment white, allow it to dry, then draw on the eyes and mouth with a permanent black marker.
For the monsters, paint them whatever colors you choose, allow them to dry, then hot glue on googly eyes and draw on mouths with a black permanent marker. That’s it!
Now display them on top of the mini Halloween Mini Monster cans for a fun surprise!
Happy Halloween everybody!