Funny Jar O’ Monsters made from spoons!

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Here at the Sitcom, we do silly Halloween.  I am opposed to scary simply because being scared is not one of my favorite things.  After seeing the Monsters University Movie, I was inspired.  I was not only excited to see a monster movie that makes me smile, but inspired to create!

My creation?  A Jar O’ Monsters!

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Inspired by this hilarious prequel to Monsters, Inc., I decided to create a Jar O’ Monsters emulating some of the wonderful characters from the movie!

For this project I used:

6 wooden spoons
1 recycled glass jar
acrylic paints in bright colors
glass cabochons (for eyes)
Pipecleaners, paper scraps, buttons
hot glue
clear acrylic sealant

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I have been collecting these salad dressing jars for a while now.  I love the shape of them!  And now I have a project in mind for one!  Begin by painting the jar a bright green.  It will take more than one coat of paint and you will need to allow it to dry between coats.

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While the jar is drying, paint the wooden spoons some bright monster-like colors.  Also in preparation for creating the monsters, paint a bunch of cabochons white.  Again, it will take several coats of paint.

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Once the eyes and spoons are painted, begin by gluing the eyes in place with hot glue.  As you can see, there is a never-ending variety of choices as to placement and numbers.  No two monsters are alike!

Now lets make some monsters!

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  • Judy Goodwin October 28, 2017, 6:49 pm

    This gives me a great way to recycle all the old wooden spoons I have in my kitchen. Some of them are getting a bit grungy and I hated to throw the away.

  • Tammy October 18, 2017, 8:14 pm

    These are adorable! Question: What size cabochons did you use? I followed your link and it gave me 8mm ones. They look way too small. Thanks!

    • Susan Myers October 18, 2017, 8:24 pm

      Hi Tammy!

      They were roughly 3/4″ wide or about 20 mm. Would love to see what you come up with!


  • Trudy October 1, 2017, 4:45 pm

    Those spoons are absolutely adorable. Another awesome project I’ll never get too, but pinned anyway just in case!

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    I am teaching my son Spanish and speaking it to him in Spanish as much as possible. His father doesn't speak it, and my son is actually forgetting it. I definitely don't want that to happen.

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    It’s a relief to find someone who can explain things so well

  • Carol Cooke October 6, 2016, 10:39 am

    How did you do the mouths?

  • Odette Smith September 23, 2016, 6:28 pm

    Best looking monsters I’ve seen can’t wait to make them with my granddaughter. Thanks Suzy you’re the best!

  • C Austin September 23, 2016, 10:07 am

    These are so cute! I’m going to make some with my 8 year old grandson. He loves making crafts.

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