Monday, October 25, 2010

Jack-o-lantern Jars


There are a few crafts we do every year. One is the jack-o-lanterns jars for Halloween because they are just so stinkin' cute. Not only are they cute but they are super easy. They require just a few materials and are perfect for the little battery operated candles.

You will need-
*small jars=salsa, olives, jams, etc. -anything with a wide opening (baby food jars are too small)

*orange tissue paper cut into about 2 inch squares

*black construction paper cut for eyes, nose and mouth

*white glue

*water

*paint brush (big enough to spread the glue)

Dilute the glue with a little bit of water in a small bowl. Dilute enough so it is easy to brush but not watery. We do not use modge podge for crafts. We just dilute white or school glue. Using the paint brush, have your child spread the diluted glue on a small section of the jar and cover with the tissue paper. Work your way all around the jar until completely covered. Spread a thin coat of the diluted glue over the entire jar. Add the facial features and let dry.

These would be super cute to make for teachers or grandmas and grandpas!

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