Posts Tagged ‘jack-o-lantern’

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!

Pumpkin head craft

Thursday, October 4th, 2007

This is a craft where preschoolers can really use their imaginations. Set out a bunch of ideas with which to dress up pumpkins: yarn, felt, markers, etc. The best part is, each child will come up with something different.
Pumpkin head craft
What You Need: mini pumpkin; feathers; acorn tops (or whatever you’d like); glue
How You Make It: Set pumpkin on its side so the stem becomes the nose. Add acorn eyes, feather hair or anything else. The only limit is supplies and a preschool imagination!

Jack o’ lantern pumpkin treat cup

Thursday, September 20th, 2007

These quick-to-make jack o’ lantern cups would be perfect for a Halloween party. Just add the kids’ names to the top part of each cup! They’re just the right size for classroom treats, too.
What You Need: orange plastic cup (Solo produces them around Halloween time, and the black cups included in the multipack are perfect for’s plastic cup spiders.), black permanent marker, handheld hole punch, black pipe cleaner.
Jack o’ lantern pumpkin treat cup supplies
How You Make It: Just draw your favorite jack o’ lantern face on your cup! Use hole punch to punch two holes opposite one another near the top of the cup (adult may need to help with this.) Insert about 1 1/2″ of pipe cleaner into each hole and twist to secure.

Jack o’ lantern pumpkin treat cup
Safety Alert: Permanent markers are not nontoxic, and will mark skin, so be sure to supervise kids closely on this craft. As an alternative, you could cut shapes from black construction paper and adhere them to the cup.