It's an MCP tradition! Our MWF students will each make a jack-o-lantern jar. We have created hundreds of these cute little jars with MCP students over the years. They are cheap, easy and cute which is the perfect combination for crafting with kids. Whether it's first child at MCP or the last, it brings us great joy to hear that they are loving displayed in your home at Halloween.
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. These would be super cute to make for teachers , grandmas and grandpas!
*small jars: salsa, olives, jams, etc. -anything with a wide opening (baby food jars are too small)
*orange tissue paper cut into small squares
*black construction paper cut for eyes, nose and mouth
*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, teachers spread the diluted glue on a small section of the jar and the children cover with the tissue paper. Children work their way all around the jar until completely covered.
Teacher spread a thin coat of the diluted glue over the entire jar. Add the facial features and let dry.
Have fun creating Halloween memories with your child!