Something that can be completed in less than half-an-hour?
Something that can have multiple uses?
Something that is different from witches, pumpkins, and ghosts?
This Frankenstein jar is just the thing!
It takes minimal supplies and minimal skill. In fact, the less painting skill the more spooky-like your Frankenstein jar will be!
And, it’s super easy. Besides the jar, I bet that you have all of the other supplies on hand.
To make it, all you need is a small round jar from the dollar store, green paint, black paint, a black sharpie, some googly eyes, a sponge paint brush and a regular paint brush, and a glue gun. (You’ll note that my paint bottles look sloppy! That’s from all of the previous use they have had. And, why isn’t the glue gun in the picture? you ask. It’s way to sloppy looking to be in the picture!)
First, give the jar a relatively thin coat of green paint. (I’ll tell you in a moment why you want it to be thin-ish.)
Let it dry. Because it’s a thin coat, it won’t take very long.
Add black paint around the rim for Frankie’s black hair.
Let that dry. Use your glue gun to attach eyes.
Use the sharpie pen to draw scars on Frankie’s face. Draw a mouth.
After looking at Frankie, I wasn’t happy with it. I decided that there were two things wrong. First, the eyes were too far apart. I pulled one off and glued it back on closer to the other eye.
Then, I decided the black for his hair was too small and thin. So, I painted on more hair.
Ahh . . . Frankie looked better. Much better.
Now, let me explain why you want a thin-ish coat of paint.
If you want to use your Frankie jar as a votive, the light will shine through better.
Also, I think that a thin coat adds to the overall effect.
If you want, you could fill this jar with Halloween candy for your family Halloween party. That’s what I did with my jar.
I planned on taking a picture of it filled with candy corn. However, my grandkids ate all of the candy before I could take a picture. Oh well. You get the idea.
Or, you can just use it as a Halloween decoration. Frankie will add a splash of green color amidst all of your orange decorations!