It’s that time of year where everyone is looking for fun snack and drink ideas for Halloween or Harvest parties. I like to embrace non-scary food and drink ideas that engage kids in fun ways. There are always treats you can make for the kids, but letting them be part of the creative process ups the level of fun for the entire classroom or family. Come see how my kids and I transformed Horizon chocolate milk into fabulous milk monsters. This is a tasty drink idea for your own celebrations this season.
Materials Needed to Make Milk Monsters
- Horizon Milk or Chocolate Milk
- Colorful Stock Paper or Construction Paper
- Google Eyes
- Various Craft Supplies – feathers, fur, straws, pipe cleaners, buttons, glitter glue, foam stickers, textured foam, scraps of paper, etc.
- Glue Dots or Glue
- Double Stick Tape
- Paper cutter or Scissors
How to Make Milk Monsters
Kids can make these milk monsters using their own creativity with little to no help from adults. The great thing about the monsters is the encouragement to make each one unique. I love the variety of milk monsters produced by the kids. The possibilities are endless.
- Have kids choose their color of paper. Cut chosen stock paper or construction paper to 5″x9″.
- Put a piece of double stick tape at one end of the paper and attach to the back side of the milk container.
- Put another piece or double stick tape on the other end.
- Roll the milk container to the other end and press to seal the tape.
- Once the milk container is covered, it’s time to make the monsters. This is when the children’s creativity truly gets to shine. With larger groups, it might be easier to use white craft glue, but there will be more drying time. I love to use glue dots because they adhere quickly and keep the process clean and simple. Monsters can have as many eyes as the children want and can include a variety of textures and materials over the rest of the body.
- Let the milk containers dry (if using white glue) before consuming.
The Horizon chocolate milk is loved by kids for its great taste, but making them into a monster makes it that much cooler. As a parent, I like that there are Omega-3’s in the milk products. It also has 8 grams of protein, is organic and has 30% of the daily calcium recommended. It’s a win-win.
I hope your own celebrations include some milk monsters this season. For more fun ideas, please follow Horizon Organics on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Horizon Organic. The opinions and text are all mine.
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