Make Creepy Specimens Jars for Halloween

Halloween jars

Recycle your old jars and turn them into creepy specimens for Halloween–if you have the guts!

What You Need

  • clear, empty glass or plastic jars with lids
  • craft paint
  • creepy labels
  • items to fill jars (see suggestions below)

What You Do

  1. Gather the jars.
    Gather a collection of clear, empty glass or plastic jars with lids. Remove all product labels from the jars.
  2. Fill the jars.
    Fill the jars. You can create your own petrifying potions or copy our ideas.
  3. Paint the lids.
    Paint the jar lids different colors.
  4. Add labels.
    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

    Craft by Michele Reyzer; photo by Mark Godfrey
    Originally appeared in the October 2014 issue of Ranger Rick magazine.

    Halloween jars