Spooky Ghost K-Cup Upcycle & Kids Halloween Crafts

October 13, 2015

Hello, friends! The days seem to be getting shorter and the nights longer with Halloween approaching in only a few short weeks. Have your kids picked out their costumes yet? Mine finally decided last week. The 7 year old chose a SWAT guy outfit, the 6 year old decided on a super cute cow costume I snagged at Once Upon a Child for only $8 (score!!) and the 5 year old is going as princess Elsa (yes, Frozen is still the rage with small children). So, now that’s out of the way we can focus on other activities like pumpkin carving and Halloween crafts!

I’ve been into saving my used k-cups lately and my husband is about to strangle me. He walks in the house and see’s them neatly stacked along the back wall behind the Keurig waiting to be washed and made into all sorts of fun crafts and I can see the glint of OCD in his eyes. Next comes the question “Are you using these? Can I throw them away?” Why yes honey, I am using them! I’ll admit it, I’m a partial hoarder. I keep it in check as best I can, but I know if the hubs wasn’t around to keep me in line I’d be full on TLC, tv cameras and all. In my defense, I’m neat though. I have all my crafts and kitchsy stuff organized so I can easily find it and craft to my hearts content. My kids love my goodies too so the kitchen always has some fun stuff going on.

Halloween K-Cup Craft upcycle Grandpa Shorter's Kids

This week on the blog, I’m sharing with you some fun Halloween craft ideas for kids. My kids love making things out of leftover k-cups and it makes me feel less guilty about enjoying an extra cup of coffee every morning. More used k-cups = more crafts!

I used a few of my leftover k-cups this past week, to whip up these super cute and spooky Halloween ghosts with the kids. They were easy and didn’t take long at all. So, don’t feel guilty about enjoying those extra cups of coffee in the morning!

Halloween K-Cup Craft upcycle Grandpa Shorter's Kids

Step #1: Gather your supplies – 

  • leftover k-cups, washed and dried
  • white acrylic paint or white spray paint
  • black acrylic paint
  • small paint brush
  • sponge paint brush (if painting the k-cups with the white acrylic paint)

Paint each k-cup white using acrylic paint or white spray paint and allow them to dry for a few hours.

Halloween K-Cup Craft upcycle Grandpa Shorter's Kids

Step #2 –

After allowing the white paint to dry, use the small paint brush and the black acrylic paint to make 2 eyes and a mouth on each k-cup ghost.

Halloween K-Cup Craft upcycle Grandpa Shorter's Kids

Allow them to dry a few more hours and voila! A super cute, spooky and inexpensive ghost!

Halloween K-Cup Craft upcycle Grandpa Shorter's Kids

Looking for more fun Halloween inspired crafts? Check out these fun ideas below!

#1. Tootsie Pop Ghosts from The Kitchen is My Playground
#2. Easy DIY Framed Spider Web from You Brew My Tea
#3. Glow In The Dark Treat Bags from Kyrstal’s Kitsch
#4. Repurposed Plastic Bottle & Jars Halloween Luminaries from Organized 31
#5. Beaded Pumpkin Craft from Glue Sticks and Gum Drops

Halloween K-Cup Craft upcycle Grandpa Shorter's Kids

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