Today I have another fun Halloween Kid Craft for you!
Canning Jar Jack-o-lanterns
I've seen many versions of these canning/mason jar jack-o-lanterns but this is how I made these with my kids. I decided to give these a try when I saw this Wash Out for kids mod podge. It gave me hope that I could make something with mod podge with my son and it wouldn't be a complete disaster!
Here is what we use:
pint size canning jars
1 strip of orange tissue paper the width of the jar
1 per jar, the length is the length of a sheet of tissue paper
mod podge (wash out worked great)
battery operated tea light candles
black paper (I used construction paper)
First we painted the entire outside of the jar with mod podge.
Then we started to wrap our tissue paper around the jar.
Once we had gone around one time, we put mod podge on the tissue paper then continued wrapping the remaining tissue paper around the jar until it was all wrapped around.
Using my scissors and construction paper, I cut out shapes to make the face of our jack-o-lanterns. We used mod podge to glue them onto our tissue paper covered jars.
Once our faces were glued on, we covered the entire outside of the jar with mod podge to seal everything together and finish it off.
Once they were dry, we added our battery operated candles and waited until dark to turn them on and check out our work.
The kids kept saying "scary" "spooky" as they watched them flicker in the night light.
These will be decorating our car at our trunk or treat this Halloween.
Who needs a real jack-o-lantern?!?!
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