Halloween Inspired Crafts and Recipes from Juicy Juice
I think I am going to allow my son, Braxton to Have his own Halloween party this year! With some help from Juicy Juice, I think it will be an awesome little Monster Mash!
To leave my ghoulish guests “haunting” for more, I am using these seriously spooky and fall-favorite recipes and activities made with Juicy Juice 100% juice, which does not contain high fructose corn syrup, cane sugar or artificial sweeteners and are a great alternative to the typical candy treat:
Ghoulish Grape Hands
Ghoulish Grape Hands are a jiggly, giggly treat. These spooktacularly flavorful hands will have guests haunting for more!
3 clear plastic disposable gloves
4 cups Grape Flavor Juicy Juice® 100% juice divided
4 envelopes (7 grams each) unflavored gelatin
Nonstick cooking spray
3 rubber bands or twist ties
RINSE inside of gloves with water and set aside.
HEAT 3 cups Juicy Juice® 100% juice to boiling; remove from heat. Pour remaining 1 cup Juicy Juice in large bowl; sprinkle gelatin over and let stand for 1 minute. Slowly pour hot Juicy Juice into bowl and stir until gelatin is dissolved.
SPRAY inside of each glove with nonstick cooking spray. Carefully pour enough juice mixture into glove to just fill; secure ends with rubber band or twist tie. Place on tray. Repeat with remaining gloves and juice mixture.
REFRIGERATE for 4 hours or until firm. Remove rubber band or twist tie. Using scissors, cut through glove all the way to the end of each finger; turn over hand and peel off glove.
NOTE: Try substituting any flavor Juicy Juice 100% juice.
Servings Per Recipe 1
WHAT YOU NEED
- 1 empty Juicy Juice® 64 oz plastic bottle
- 5 – 6 boxes of gauze (2.5 yard size)
- 1 bottle of liquid starch
- 1 medium sized kitchen bowl (stainless steel is recommended)
- Safety scissors
- 2 googly eyes
- Black puff paint
- Aluminum foil
- Craft glue gun
- 1 plastic plate
HOW TO DO IT
- Set the empty Juicy Juice bottle onto a plastic plate. This will be the body of the ghost.
- Make an aluminum foil ball, just large enough to fit into the opening of the bottle. This forms the head of the ghost.
- Once the foil ball is in place, secure around the opening of the bottle using a craft glue gun.
- Tear off a 12 inch piece of foil. Gather it up to form a thick “rope” and curve it slightly. Repeat this process. These will be the arms of the ghost.
- (PARENTS ONLY) Apply a liberal amount of glue to one end of each arm and secure to the bottle. You will have to hold the foil to the bottle just until the glue sets or the arms will not stick to the plastic.
- Let the arms dry completely before moving to the next step.
- Place the liquid starch in a bowl.
- Measure the distance from the top to the bottom of the bottle, including the foil “head.”
- Double the measurement and you will have the length of the longest piece of gauze you will cut.
- Cut several pieces of gauze to this length and several pieces of differing lengths.
- Dip each piece of gauze into the liquid starch being sure to coat the gauze completely.
- Then run the gauze between your first and second fingers to remove any excess starch.
- Now drape the gauze over the juice bottle, covering the foil head and arms.
- Continue this process until you have the ghostly effect you want.
- You will be removing the ghost from the plastic form once it dries, so don’t worry if some of the foil or bottle shows.
- Set the ghost aside until it is completely dry. This may take a day or more depending on how many gauze layers were applied, the thickness of the starch and the dampness of the weather.
- When the ghost is dry, apply the googly eyes and use black puff paint to create a “howling” mouth. Let this dry.
- Remove the ghost from the juice bottle. You may have to twist it back and forth slightly to release any dried starch that sticks to the bottle.
- The Gauzy Ghost makes a great companion to the Trick-or-Treat candy by the front door. Place a flashlight or glow stick inside the ghost for a very spooky effect.
- Make several ghosts and hang them to the tree branches outside your house.
FOLLOW UP FUN
- Check out the Fun Finder and see if there are any Professional Haunted Houses in your area.
- Look for neighborhoods that really decorate their houses for Halloween and take the family for a drive to get ideas or just to enjoy the season!
Cute ideas, huh? I can't wait to try them out!
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