This spooky drinkware is a great idea for the kids if you’re hosting a Halloween party this year! The best part is the kids can help you paint and draw their faces, giving you both some bonding time. I know that Halloween is not everyone’s cup of tea but we love the holiday around here. We definitely try not to get too scary so even with these cute glasses, you can draw happy ghost faces to keep things light.
If you’re letting your kiddos help, anticipate a mess, and embrace it. If you are wanting a more refined look, I’d recommend you use spray paint. We opted for regular craft paint though since Truett wanted to use paint brushes. He had a blast! And you can always spray a sealant to keep things clean.
As you can see, it’s a pretty simple process.
- Mason Jars – We used the small jelly size but you could use whichever you’ll prefer to serve your drinks in.
- White Paint – Regular craft paint or spray paint
- Brushes if using craft paint
- Black Sharpie or paint – I figured Truett would be able to draw easier with a sharpie vs the paint brushes.
- Wilton Straws in black & white
- Spray Sealant
- Drill or screwdriver and hammer (for hole in lid)
- Using a drill or screwdriver and hammer, poke a straw size hole through lid.
- Paint your jar and lid in white and let dry. It may take 2-3 coats. I did not paint the top of jar where it screws on, only just a tick above the lip.
- Use a black sharpie or paint to draw circles in for the face. If painting, let dry.
- Spray with a sealant. I recommend several coats. Let completely dry before using.
That’s it. It actually goes pretty fast and it’s best to do them all the same time so you don’t have to bother with different drying times. What are some of your favorite Halloween party ideas?