It’s the premise of so many horror films and nightmares: a toy coming to life as an evil creature. There’s something about the dark that makes beloved toys suddenly seem ominous and creepy. To play off that fear, I thought it would be entertaining to make Halloween decor that was creepy but not gory. It’s really simple to transform an innocent plush toy into a creepy Halloween demon.
- Stuffed animal, on hand or $1
- Vampire teeth, $1
- Felt, on hand
- Glue gun, on hand
- Large rhinestones, on hand or $1
Total: $1 and up
Step one: Open the vampire teeth and trace the outline on a piece of red felt. Cut the shape out.
Step two: Cut a slit on the plush toy’s face where the teeth will go. Make the cut slightly wider than the vampire teeth. Remove some of the stuffing.
Step three: Fold the felt in half and insert in the cut area. Stitch around the cut area to hold the felt in place.
Step four: Insert the vampire teeth in the mouth, and use hot glue to hold them in place.
My cute sock monkey has suddenly transformed into a monster! To “up” the creepy factor, I glued rhinestones over his eyes. I think I’ll make a few more like this to make a scary Halloween display. This would also make a fun prop for a Halloween costume! Would you want to snuggle with this creepy monkey? :)