Jack O' Lanterns

Jack O Lanterns

What You'll Need:

Craft Tubes
Google Eyes
Orange Cardstock
Black Cardstock
Chenille Stems
Glue Stick
Glue Gun

Courtesy of Darice®
Difficulty Level: Beginner
Approximate Time: 15 Minutes

How to Jack O' Lanterns

Sit down with your little one and make this easy Halloween-inspired craft! These Jack O' Lanterns are simple to craft; all you need to make them come to life are chenille stems, google eyes and cardstock. Since they take no time at all to make, you can create an entire patch of spooky or smiley pumpkins to put on display! 
  • 1 Cut Cardstock

    Cut the orange cardstock to 5 1/2''x 6''.

  • 2 Fold Cardstock

    Fold the cardstock in half to the 5 1/2'' edge.

  • 3 Cut Slits

    Cut slits starting at the folded edge going to about 1/2'' from the unfolded edge. Cut the slits 1/2'' apart.

  • 4 Attach Cardstock

    Unfold it and apply glue to both of the 6'' edges; attach the edges to the rims of the craft tube, working around the tube.

  • 5 Cut Nose & Mouth

    Cut out a mouth and nose shape from the black cardstock.

  • 6 Attach Face

    Attach eyes, nose and mouth to the lanterns.

  • 7 Add Chenille Stems

    Punch two holes opposite each other on the top of the lantern and thread the chenille stems through the holes. Pull the ends about 2 inches past the hole and curl around a pencil to form curlicues.