Tuesday, October 11, 2011

How TO - From Applesauce Jar to Frankenstein Character

I was inspired to design this fun puppet looking Frankenstein for my son, one he won't be afraid of and want to put in the closest FOREVER.  A few years back my husband purchased a "FUN" toy witch for Halloween.  This witch however wiggled and laughed any time someone (our sweet child) moved past it with flashing red beady eyes......need I say more..:(

Tools and Supplies:

Apple Sauce Jar
Mod  Podge
Handmade Paper
Tissue Paper
2 Bolts
Box Knife
Acrylic Paint
Oil Pastels
Feather Boa
Paint Pen
E-6000 Glue
Sponge Brush

How To:

Start with a clean apple sauce jar and apply Mod Podge to entire jar.  Once Mod Podge has been applied cover jar with homemade paper and allow paper to completely dry.

On a piece of cardboard draw a nose, cut it out and then glue to jar.

Mix tissue paper into Mod Podge this will be used to form your nose and mouth.  Apply tissue paper to cardboard nose and directly to jar to create mouth (allow tissue paper to completely dry).

Puncture sides of jar so you can insert the bolts (be sure to do this on a non-slip surface when cutting).

Paint entire jar green allowing jar to completely dry (you can use a hair dryer to speed up the process).

Use oil pastels to apply face shadows and colors.

Use a paint pen to draw in stitches.

Apply eyes, hair and ribbon using E-6000 glue.

You are finished!

Love to see what you are creating, you can upload your photos to the Let's get Crafty Flickr group!

Next week will also be a Halloween inspired creation!

Happy Creating... Lisa


  1. Love this! How cute. Sometimes I wish I still had a little one running around the house so I would be inclined to make such cute stuff. (Wait, I take that back. I'm actually glad my son is 20.) :0

  2. Just loved Frank! he's cute and not too scary.

  3. What fun! Frank is totally my monster boyfriend. You did him proud.

  4. Glad I was able to make Frank look so good for you..lol :)