Tutorial video below!
Who loves monsters? We do! But only if they're the cute and friendly kind.
Today we're going to show you a cute and clever way to customize your lip balms.
Here's what you'll need:
- Ready-made lip balms (like our Kiss Naturals DIY Lip Balm)
- Washi Tape
- Googly eyes
- School glue or hot Glue (NOTE: If using a hot-glue gun, ask an adult for supervision. Glue gun burns are no fun!)
Step One: Being careful not to cover the lid, wrap the tube with washi tape
These little monsters are supposed to be fun, colourful, and not too scary, so use as many colors from the rainbow as you’d like! Make sure you don’t cover up the turn-dial at the bottom or you’ll have trouble advancing the lip-balm to the top.
Step Two: Make some crazy hair with yarn
Are you ready to get ridiculously creative? In this step, you can create braids, ponytails, hair that sticks straight up, curly hair, short hair, etc. The easiest way we found to create lots of hair to work with is to wind yarn between your thumb and pinky finger at least ten times. After you remove the hair, fold the bunch in half (you might need to view the video below to fully understand what we mean here). Once you’ve created the hairstyle you want, you can attach it to the top of the lip balm lid using school glue or hot glue and let it dry for at least an hour.
Step Three: The Lid
We recommend saving the lid for last, to ensure that the base look of the container is really polished off. Once the hair is attached, wrap the lid. Be careful not to wrap it directly to the rest of the container or you won't be able to open it.
Step Four: Add some googly eyes
Glue some googly eyes onto your monster, or draw them on with a permanent marker.
Step Five: (Optional) Add a mouth to your monster
Adding a mouth to your monster is fairly simple. You can use washi tape to cut out zig-zag shapes or simply draw one on with a permanent marker.
Now, how cute is that!
We want to see your brilliant creations! Upload your lip balm monsters to social media with the hashtag #lipbalmmonsters.
Thanks for joining us!