Saturday, October 30, 2010

Recycled Bread Tag- Monster Craft

A while back, I saw this post about recycling bread tags and painting them to look like little monsters.   I thought that was a great idea and wanted to try it.     It has taken me a little while to save the bread tags.   I would get a few, then my husband would come along and throw them away. 

I finally got a stash of them and tried my hand at making little monsters. 

To create them, I used an assortment of acrylic paints.  I even used some glow in the dark paint, as well.    If you decide to use glow in the dark paint, I would suggest using 2 to 3 coats to get a good color.   My children and I had a great time painting and deciding what our monsters should look like. 

I decided to turn my little monsters into jewelry.   I added some wire to make antennas and wiggle eyes.
I think this would be a great craft to do with a children's group.   I also am playing with the idea of using these in some way as a scrapbook page embellishment.  I think there are a lot of possibilities for these.     I will definitely make more for next Halloween. 

1 comment:

  1. Love that idea! I'll have to share it with crafty daughter! LOL New follower from Creepy Crawl!