Recycle a plastic jug into an adorable Halloween sun catcher. All you need is a plastic container and some Sharpie Markers.
Today’s easy Halloween craft is quick and easy, which is great for really young children who don’t have the attention span to craft for too long. You can do this craft at any time of year – just change up the shape to make a sun-catcher to suit whatever theme you’re focusing on.
All you need for this easy craft is an opaque plastic container and some permanent markers.
I always have a bunch of empty vinegar containers on hand because they’re great for crafting with. Milk jugs can also be good for this kind of thing.
The surface of a plastic container is really fun to colour on with Sharpie markers. Check out my sharpie tie-dyed bookmarks if you want to see an absolutely gorgeous vinegar container/sharpie craft.
What you’ll need to make your Halloween sun catcher:
- plastic, opaque container (vinegar jug, milk jug etc)
- craft knife or exacto knife
- permanent markers
We used Sharpies, but crayons or gel paints would work well too.
Colouring on a plastic surface like this one is somewhat different than colouring on paper. The markers glide around on the plastic and colour quality of the markers is brighter and quite, translucent.
Providing materials that are different than the ones your child normally gets creative with will add interest and enrich the creative process for your child.
Don’t our sun catchers look sweet hanging in the window?
Looking for more Halloween sun catcher ideas for your kids?
Check out our vibrant coffee filter sun catchers and our frankenstein sun catchers.
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Genny @ In Lieu of Preschool
Cute! I love the ghost the best!! Thanks for the link. 🙂
Thanks, Genny! Thanks for the inspiration!
I love these Jackie! So pretty and spooky!
Thanks, Melissa! 🙂
Did you free hand the pumpkin, ghost, and bat or use a template?
For the pumpkin and bat, I folded a piece of paper in half, and drew half the bat and pumpkin, cut that out, and traced it onto the milk jug. I think I freehanded the ghost. I can’t quite remember – I think we made these last Hallowe’en.