Friday, October 22, 2010

Make Your Own Halloween Lanterns

Here is a really fun, festive craft you can do with your children! These Halloween lanterns are easy to create and make great decorations. All you need are the following items...

Some jars (Mason jars, spaghetti sauce jars...any jars will do!)
Tissue Paper
Mod Podge (available at craft stores)
Paint brush
Black paper

You can either start by covering your jar with Mod Podge (including the bottom of the jar) and then wrapping the tissue paper around the jar, or you can cut the tissue paper into strips and place Mod Podge and the strips on one at a time. After your tissue paper is on the jar, brush some more Mod Podge over the top of it to seal it.
 Let your jar(s) dry and cut out some fun faces out of the black paper. Once the jars are dry you can use use the glue to stick the faces on. Here is a link to some items you can use as a guideline for the faces: Monster Face Cut-Outs

You can attach a piece of ribbon to the rim of the jar, place a tea light inside and you have completed your lantern!

Happy Halloween and enjoy!

Much of this post--including the pictures--came from this website, a blog I would highly recommend:

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