We were going to get ourselves some carving pumpkins this Halloween to really get in the spirit of things, but because it's not widely celebrated here to buy a Carving Pumpkin at the supermarket you'll pay between $20-$30.
We compromise, we're good at that.
We decided to make Halloween Lanterns and that way we'd still have something that we can light up.
- A jar (size doesn't matter but we love the coffee jars, they're perfect
- Tissue Paper
- Clag Glue
- Black Cardboard
- small candle
I cut 1 piece of tissue paper up into small pieces
The kids then turned the jar upside down and covered in glue, then stuck the tissue paper all over the jar. At times they covered again with glue, just to ensure it wouldn't peel when dry. Essentially this is the equivalent to paper mache.
Once dry, we cut out faces from the black cardboard
Then we glued them to the jars.
We placed the candle in the jar and with that we had ourselves a Halloween Lantern.
A couple of quick notes. Some others that have done this same sort of thing on line have used crate paper, so this is another option.
Don't be put off by the glue, this is a very tidy craft, easy to organise, and super cheap, we had glue and candles, the jars are recycled, I pretty much only had to buy the tissue paper, spent all of $2.
The kids love how these glow in the dark.