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Jack o Lantern lollipops

Saturday, October 30th, 2010

Jack-o-lantern lollypop

Jack-o-lantern lollypop

One of the crafty moms in my son’s class helped the kids make these cute lollipop jack-o-lanterns at the Halloween party. The kids enjoyed wrapped up the treat and creating their own “face” on the pretend pumpkin. A group of these would make a great centerpiece.

What You Need: Small lollipop (Dum-Dum size); square of orange tissue paper large enough to wrap around the candy; pinking shears or zigzig scissors; length of green pipe cleaner; black marker; pencil.

How to Make It: Pre-cut tissue paper with pinking shears for the kids. Wrap tissue paper around centered lollipop. Twist pipe cleaner around base of candy to secure tissue. Wrap ends of pipe cleaner around a pencil for curled vine effect. Add jack-o-lantern face with marker.

Candy corn flower pot

Monday, October 26th, 2009

Candy corn clay pot craft

Candy corn clay pot craft

This clay pot craft is a fun fall or Halloween project for a little kid or the whole family. Remember, don’t get hung up on perfection!

What You Need: 1 small clay pot; pencil; orange, yellow and off-white acrylic paint; paint brushes.

How to Make It: Using pencil, divide clay pot into three sections. Letting paint dry between each color, paint the pot in the order of candy corn. Then, use it for real or artificial flowers, or line and and fill it with candy. Makes a great centerpiece!

Tie Dyed Jack-o-lantern T-shirt

Friday, October 16th, 2009

Jack-o-Lantern shirt craft

Jack-o-Lantern shirt craft

My son tie-dyed this cool Halloween shirt at drop-in day care, and I finished it off by adding the jack-o-lantern faces to the round “pumpkins.” It’s definitely a team project!

What You Need: White T-shirt in your child’s size; orange fabric dye; rubber bands; black permanent marker (such as Sharpie).

How to Make It: Prepare dye as instructed on package. Help child section off portions of the shirt and wrap rubber bands around these sections multiple times. Dye shirt according to package directions. Wash shirt by itself in cold water using laundry detergent. Dry it by itself. Once dry, use permanent marker to draw jack-o-lanterns. (The jack-o-lantern faces would be super-cute if drawn by the child, but my kid wasn’t into it on this day!)

Egg carton jack o’ lantern

Thursday, October 25th, 2007

Preschoolers can make their own little pumpkin party favors to hold treats for a class party. Painting a jack o’ lantern face is optional!
pumpkin egg carton treat holder
What You Need: Egg carton cup (adult should pre-cut for little kids); 3/4″ wide strip of green construction paper; orange and black tempera paint; large and small paint brushes; hole punch and 2 office brads (or just staple handle on).
How You Make It: Paint egg carton cup orange, let dry and paint jack o’ lantern face if you’d like. Poke a hole on each side of the top of the cup and through the paper strip and use office brads to attach handle. Once dry, fill it with treats!

Spooky popcorn Halloween hand

Monday, October 22nd, 2007

This craft doubles as a party treat! Make sure kids wash their hands before making this one. They’ll love shoving the candies and popcorn into the glove fingers. (But remember, popcorn can be a choking hazard for little kids.)
popcorn and candies in glove
What You Need: Clean disposable clear plastic glove; popped popcorn; five red gumdrops or jelly beans; ribbon or yarn.
How You Make It: Shove one red candy into the tip of each glove finger and thumb. Fill glove almost full with popcorn. Tie shut (with adult help) to secure. Yum!