Disclaimer – This is a sponsored post brought to you by Canon. All opinions are 100% my own.
Three weeks till Boo-Day! I am so excited this year and so are the kiddos. The boys are doing a daily countdown and ask about 2.3 million times a day if it’s accurate. That’s not annoying. Nope. I love answering the same question ALL DAY LONG. But seriously – there is nothing more fun that seeing their little brains work to realize that Halloween is coming and that means CANDY. So of course, I have decorated for all things spookilicious with this fun and easy Head in a Jar craft!
You will want to do this with your kiddos because it takes only a couple minutes, very personalized and it looks super creepy!
So for this craft, you will need a few supplies –
- The New TS9521C Crafting Printer from Canon
- 8×10 photo paper
- phone or camera
- food coloring
- laminator & lamination pouch
The first step is to use your phone’s pano mode to take a photo. This slightly distorts the subject and makes their face look just a tiny bit more creepy.
I took a photo of Weston in front of a dark background and this worked great.
Then using the TS9521C Crafting Printer, I printed the photo. I love the wireless options of my Canon printer….I just printed these directly from my phone on photo paper.
The jars I had were tall so I needed my photos to be tall. I feel like now that I’ve made several of these, I learned that the larger the photo the better!
Now trim down your photo on the top and bottom so that the main features are the center and it can fit inside the jar. I also trim the sides so that the lamination material can seal up the entire photo.
Speaking of lamination….go ahead and pop your photo in the lamination pouch and seal it up! I trim off any excess plastic and it now will survive swimming in its gory grossness.
Roll up the trimmed photo and pop inside the jar and make sure it is in place.
Fill the jar with water.
Add food coloring. My favorite blend was six drops green, six drops red and four drops of yellow.
Then you just put the cap on and shake the jar till the food coloring is throughout. It’s really that simple! You can add pickle juice if you want seeds in there and a fun smell or even hair clippings for floaters! Ha!
SO there you have it guys! I hope you try this project at home and I am super excited to show you this fun little video demonstrating exactly how easy it is to make!
Happy Halloween y’all!