Detailed Instructions and Video for How to Make a Monsters Inc Roz Trick or Treat Pail for Halloween
“I’m watching you, Wazowski. Always watching. Always.” – Roz (Character) from Monsters, Inc. (2001)
Roz is one of my favorite characters from Monster’s Inc. For Mia’s Halloween costume this year, she is going to be Sully, so I decided to make her a Monsters Inc Roz Trick or Treat Pail to go with it.
Don’t forget to check out the other DIY’s for this Monster’s Inc. Costume theme:
- DIY Celia Mae Costume
- Little Mikey and Boo Monsters Inc Costume
- DIY Mike Wazowski Shirt
- Sulley Costume for Kids
In case you missed some of my other upcycled trick or treat pails, check out:
Here is a video tutorial I made. I will share the details below.
Time: 2-3 Hours (plus dry time)
Materials: This list includes affiliate links recommended materials.
- Plastic Trick or Treat Pumpkin Pail
- Duct Tape
- Mixed Media Scissors
- Duck Tape Scissors
- Mod Podge or White Glue
- Acrylic Craft Paint
- Paint Brushes
- Craft Knife
- Cutting Mat
- Markers or Paint
- Craft Fur (for Hair)
- Hot Glue and Glue Gun
- Rope or Twine
Create the Paper Mache Form
I measured five inches across the pumpkin as my guide for the top of Roz’s head. I drew the top of her head with pencil on cardboard and used duct tape to tape it onto the pumpkin. Cut of the existing plastic handle.This is the form that you will create to paper mache.
Cut strips of newspaper. I cut mine in various lengths at about an inch or 2 inches wide. Make the paper mache solution using 50/50 Mod Podge and water. Mix it thoroughly.
Dip each newspaper strip one by one in the paper mache solution and cover the pumpkin. I did two layers. Smooth out any bubbles as you go. Allow the pumpkin to dry overnight.
Creating Roz’ Face
Once the paper mache is completely dry, Paint the entire head with green paint and a foam brush. I used Craft Smart Acrylic Paint in Apple Tart and lightened it with white. I painted two coats allowing the paint to dry in between coats.
While waiting for the paint to dry, make the eye glasses. I free hand drew the glasses on cardboard and used mixed media scissors and a craft knife to cut it out. Because it was quicker and easier than paint, I colored the glasses with a black permanent marker.
To draw Roz’ face, I used an image of her as a guide. I drew it in pencil first and then used a combination of markers and paint. I used red for her lips and white and green and black for her eyes. I randomly painted a few wrinkles.
I found a small piece of gray craft fur at Joann Fabrics for less than $3.00. I cut it into a “V” for Roz’ hair and used hot glue to glue it on behind the top of her head. Be sure to add glue to the top part of her head so that it doesn’t flop over.
Lastly I use a craft knife to poke through the paper mache through the existing handle holes and threaded a rope through and tied it on the inside for the handle.
Here are a couple photos. Be sure to check out Mia’s sister’s Boo costume and Mikey Trick or Treat pail I made! I hope to finish and share her Sully Costume soon!
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