It’s almost Halloween, so I’m squeezing out just a few more simple and fun Halloween crafts before I transition into Thanksgiving and Christmas fun!
We absolutely LOVED making our Halloween Frankenstein DIY Lantern, so we thought we’d see if we could re-create it with one of A-Man’s favorite things…
From mid-August A-Man starts asking when we’ll get pumpkins. He. Is. Obsessed.
I mean, he probably loves them because… well… fire, but I’ll choose to focus on the fact that he loves them!
So we made this totally adorable Jack-o-Lantern DIY Halloween Craft, and it was SO much fun!
Even if you’re a non-Pinterest-y mom like me, you just need a mason jar and some paint to make this super fun Halloween DIY craft!
Adorable Halloween Jack-O-Lantern DIY Lantern Craft
But seriously, isn’t it adorable? I’ve been trying so hard to take more time to do fun Halloween activities with the kids. This is one of my favorites.
I think he should be named Fred. A-Man thinks his name should be “spooky pumpkin”.
I wonder which one of us will win that battle. Ha!
What You Need to Make This Adorable Halloween Jack-O-Lantern DIY Lantern Craft
- Mason Jar
- Orange Paint
- Black Paint
- Paint Brush
- Tea Candle (I like these battery ones… Five kids, fire’s a nay-nay here!)
- That’s it. Seriously.
How to Make This Adorable Halloween Jack-O-Lantern DIY Lantern Craft
First you’re going to paint your mason jar orange.
Don’t freak out about making it perfect, this is a lantern so you’ll want to see some of the flame through the paint!
Let that dry and go do something fun. Paint your nails, binge watch some Netflix, whatever tickles your fancy.
Once the orange paint is COMPLETELY dry – not like, “only a little wet” but like, you could rub this bad boy on some white sheets and it would still be totally fine level dry – you paint on a Jack-O-Lantern face.
I added some triangle eyes and a mouth with that famous toothy grin.
I want to emphasize here, the point of this is NOT perfection. I’m not that Pinterest-perfect mom that makes beautiful magazine-ready decorations for every holiday.
I’m more that mom who prints cute Halloween wall art and hangs it up and feels super proud about it.
Once your Jack-O-Lantern DIY Lantern is completely dry and ready, throw a tea light in there and place it somewhere everyone can see! If you’re anything like me, you rarely do these crafts, so when you do you need to show ’em off girl!
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