While we don’t have any Summer birthdays here at our house, the long-anticipated Monsters, Inc. sequel, Monsters University is the perfect excuse to throw a party. Read on for fun DIY projects to make your monster party special. They are even easy enough for the kids to help, which makes the event that much more fun!
Let’s jump right into our fun and easy projects! First up, Juicy Juice monster juice boxes. While there is no need to cover the adorable Monsters University packaging available now in stores, this cute Duck Tape project adds another layer of fun.
Use four strips of tape to cover the sides, front and back of a juice box.Then add details with more cut tape, google eyes, stickers, and more! Easy & Done!
Next up are our monster cupcakes. You only need a few decorating supplies to whip up these crazy creatures. Along with a batch of cupcakes and our “Evil” Buttercream Icing, pick up a pack of 16-Inch Decorating Bags, a few couplers a #233 and #20 pastry tip, aqua and green gel food coloring and you are ready to create!
Mix 1/2 of the icing with a few drops of aqua and 1/2 with a few drops of green and stir well. Add a coupler and #20 tip to a pastry bag and fill with one icing color. Cover the top of the cupcake with icing.
Unscrew the coupler and replace the #20 with the #233 pastry tip.
With the tip right up against the cupcake icing, squeeze without lifting the bag until a base of icing comes out of bag then lift and release the bag for a good fur (grass) icing effect. Continue all over the top of the cupcake. If the icing stops coming out, remove the tip, clean it out and continue.
Top each cupcake with a large edible eyeball, or let the kids add a few!
And for our last Monsters-themed DIY, a Surprise Ball. Remind me to tell you the story of how my husband made one of these when he proposed. In any case, here’s how we made our little Monster version.
Start with the largest of your prizes, in this case one of the cute rubber finger puppets that comes with the Party pack. and start wrapping a roll of streamers around the outside.
Continue wrapping and changing direction to create a ball. As you go, add small goodies inside the layers for the kids to discover as they unwrap.
Here are some of the goodies we picked up for our surprise balls.Seal with tape and add google eyes and pipe cleaner antenna for added cute factor.