Halloween Mason Jar Craft Projects
1. Ghosts in Mason Jars
I find really cute when there are decorations inside a glass jar, it makes the jar more interesting to see and to admire. This project is easy for you and your kids to do.
What You will Need:
- Ball Canning mason jars in pint and quarter sizes.
- styrofoam disks and balls
- twigs from the yard
- Gauze from first aid kit
- glue gun
- Trace outline from inside mason jar onto the styrofoam disk.
- Cut out the circle you traced on the styrofoam.
- Glue mason jar lid to band
- glue the styrofoam circle to the underside of lid
- Stick your stick branch from the yard into the styrofoam.
- To make the ghosts, cut a piece of gauze and wrap it around the little styrofoam balls.
- Use a Sharpie to make the eyes
- Stick the styrofoam ghost onto one of the branches
- Add the moss covering the styrofoam base to make it look creepy.
- Finnally you screw the lid onto the jar tightly upside down.
2. Mummy Mason Jar
This little mummy mason jar is so cute, you will want to keep it the whole year:)
Materials You will Need:
- Empty Mason Jar
- strips of cheese cloth fabric
- googly eyes
- Simply use the cheese cloth and wrap it all over your mason jar like a mummy
- glue the eyes onto your mummy jar.
- And Wala! it is ready to be a part of your mason jar monster buddies:)
Which is Your Favorite Halloween Creature?
Facts about Vampires
1. The most famous vampire of all time is Count Dracula, who quoted Deuteronomy 12:23: "The blood is the life."
2. The muppet vampire, Count von Count from Sesame Street, is based on actual vampire myth. One way to deter a vampire is by throwing seeds (mostly mustard seeds) outside a door or place a fishing net outside the window. Vampires are compelled to count the seeds or the holes in the net, delaying them until the sun comes up.
3. Prehistoric stone monuments called "dolmens" have been found over the graves of the dead in Northwest Europe. Anthropologists speculate they have been placed over the graves to keep the vampires from rising.
4. One of the most famous "true vampires" was Countess Elizabeth Bathory (1560-1614) was accused of biting the flesh of girls while torturing them and bathing in their blood to retain her youthful beauty.
3. Candy Corn Mason Jars
Saw this cool Halloween jar project and thought it looked great to do. I love Candy Corn:)
Materials You will Need:
- White, Orange, and Yellow Spray Paint
- Empty Mason Jars
- Fake Black Roses
- First spray paint the jars white
- Second, spray paint band the jar orange in the center
- Spray paint the jar yellow in the bottom half. When you spray paint the orange band in the middle and yellow in the bottom band, you have to hold the jar in your hand. Away from your body, and rotate the jar as you are spray painting the jar.
- Rinse and repeat the same steps from above with the other jars.
- Finally, put the black roses inside the candy corn jars as if you were putting them on flower vases.
Facts about Candy Corn
1. When Goelitz Confectionery Company first produced candy corn, it was called "Chicken Feed." The boxes were illustrated with a colorful rooster logo and a tag line that read "Something worth crowing for."
2. You don't have to wait for Halloween to indulge in the Mellow creme candy--celebrate Candy Corn Day on October 30.
3. Candy Corn is one of the healthiest candies of the Halloween season. It contains 28 grams of sugar, and only 140 calories per handful, and it's fat free!:)
4. In 1950 the price of candy corn was just 25 cents per pound.
Candy Corn Recipe :)
4. Pumpkin Pie Spice Sugar Scrub
Ingredients You will Need:
- 3/4 cup of vegetable oil
- 2 cups of brown sugar
- 1 cup of granulated sugar
- 2 tablespoons of pumpkin pie spice
- Mix all of the brown sugar, granulated sugar, and the pumpkin pie spice together on a bowl. Whisk until all of the lumps are gone.
- Add the vegetable oil, mix with a spoon until it is blended well.
- Enjoy your pumpkin sugar scrub!:)
Facts about Pumpkins
1. Pumpkins are a member of the gourd family, which includes cucumbers, honeydew melons, cantaloupes, watermelons, and zucchini. They are native to Central America and Mexico, but now grow in six continents.
2. The largest pumpkin pie ever baked was in 2005, and it weighed 2,020 pounds.
3. Pumpkins are low in calories, fat, and sodium, and higher in fiber. They are good sources of vitamin A, vitamin B, potassium, protein, and iron.
4. In early colonial times, pumpkins were used as an ingredient for pie crust, not the filling.
5. 80% of the pumpkin supply is mostly available in October in the United States.