Post by Kim of Beehive Art
These not-so-scary Jack Jar lanterns are an annual Halloween kids craft at beehive art. Every year, I love them more! It’s a simple, festive and really fun project that will light up your Halloween!
- Jars (we used mason jars, you can use whatever you’d like)
- Glue brush
- Orange + Yellow + Black tissue paper
Cut up the orange and yellow tissues into small strips or squares. The idea is to have many tissue pieces overlapping the surface of the jar.
- Get your glue and glue brush. I thin the glue with a little water so it is easier to brush on the surface of the jar. Cover the entire jar with the tissue pieces. Overlap as you go and brush a thin layer of glue of the tissues so they sit flat on the jar.
- Once you’ve covered your jar, it’s time to think about the kind of face you want your jack-o-lantern to have. Spooky, silly, ghostly, jolly. You can draw the face on the tissue with a pencil, and cut it out. Glue the Jack’s face onto the jar. Apply another thin coat of glue over face. Apply another thin coat of glue over face.
We use small votive candle (with parent’s supervision) to light the Jack Jars up!
Happy Jack Jars and happy Halloween decorating!
Kim Poler is queen bee of beehive ART. She lives for inspiring visual expression, explosions of colors, forms and exciting combinations of mixed-media art. She creates, designs art projects, teaches children art and blogs at Beehive ART.