Make Creepy Specimen Jars

Crocodile brains, fish eyes, bat bones. . .what’s a creepy laboratory without spooky specimens? Check out these gruesome jars and make some for your own mad lab—if you have the guts!

What You Need

  • clear, empty glass or plastic jars with lids
  • craft paint

What You Do

  • STEP 1:

    Gather a collection of clear, empty glass or plastic jars with lids. Remove all product labels from the jars.

  • STEP 2:

    Fill the jars. You can create your own petrifying potions or copy our ideas.

  • STEP 3:

    Paint the jar lids different colors.

  • STEP 4:

    Glue on new labels. Design your own or print the labels shown here.

    Crocodile Brains = painted walnuts
    Fish Eyes = small rubber balls
    Bat Bones = cotton swabs
    Bullfrog Blood = water dyed with red food coloring
    Werewolf Fur = brown craft pom-poms
    Rat Intestines = cooked spaghetti
    Bone Dust = salt or sugar
    Venom = water dyed with yellow food coloring