As a general rule I like to avoid trips to the ER on days that end with “Y”. So, I came up with this project on the super fly last year when I was creating my beet babies and my kids wanted to help. It seemed like a bad idea to give my four-year-old a sharp knife to cut up beets.
This project will have your kids saying “cool,”"awesome” and “disgusting.” And children as young as three can do this with a small amount of assistance. Do the painting for and assist with the food coloring with the younger kids. It is a great inexpensive project for Halloween parties as well.
- Clean glass jars in any size (empty the spaghetti or pickles into Tupperware and use those jars if you don’t have any saved. Take the labels off with Goo Gone or run them under hot water and scrub for a few minutes)
- Black gloss paint
- A paint brush
- Halloween stickers (eyeballs or bugs work great)
- Liquid food colors
- Rubber spiders, bugs, witches fingers, mice etc.
Step One: paint the tops of the jars black, two coats works best. When the paint is dry let the kids put stickers on the tops of the jars. TIP: paint the tops of the jars before starting this project as once the kids fill the jars they want to shake them right away.
Step Two: Let the kids put whatever gross things they want in the jars.
Step Three: Fill the jars with water and let the kids put a few drops of food coloring into their jars. Green and yellow, yellow, one drop of red and two yellow and red work well. Blue tends to be too dark. Screw the lids on tightly and let them shake it up!
Questions? Just Ask Holly in comments.
What kind of gruesome things are you putting up this Halloween?