Halloween Lanterns

Glass jar Halloween lanterns

(5-10 year olds, 10 years+)

We have seen some wonderful glass jar Halloween lanterns so we decided to give them a go!

Mummy

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You will need:

  • Glass jar
  • Masking tape or bandage tape
  • Googly eyes
  • Glue

Tear bits of tape of the reel (different lengths are best) and then start wrapping them around the jar.

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To get the best look you need to stick them at different angles and overlap in places.

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Try leaving a few gaps so that when you light the lanterns the light shows through.

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Once covered stick on two googly eyes.

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Pumpkin

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You will need:

  • Glass jar
  • Orange paper
  • Modge Podge or PVA mixed with water
  • Permanent marker

First you need to tear bits of paper in lots of different sizes. We used lots of different shades for more interest.

Next stick the paper to the jar in a decoupage style by covering the paper in modge podge or your PVA mix. We don’t tend to use modge podge and for our PVA mix I do half water and half PVA (mixed really well).

Allow to dry and then add your pumpkin face with the marker pen (you could stick a face on instead if you prefer).

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Ghost

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  • Glass jar
  • White acrylic paint
  • Permanent marker

Paint the outside of your jar with the paint.

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Once dry, draw on the ghost’s face (easy peasy!!).

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Skeleton/Frankenstein

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You will need:

  • Glass jar
  • Glow in the dark acrylic paint (or light green acrylic paint)
  • Permanent marker

First paint the outside of the jar with the paint.

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Once dry, draw on a face.

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We put in battery powered tea lights (for safety!) and arranged them with our pumpkins.

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