Half Moon Bay, California November 2012

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Halloween crafts (1)

They have been so busy with school work, homework, after school activities... We all needed a break!  So I thought we should do some arts and crafts.  It's what I do when I need a break - doing something that requires very little thinking!  I've been looking at so many different Halloween arts and crafts lately that I feel so overwhelmed -- because I want to do them all!  But this is a project that has been around for years and I remember doing these when I was in elementary school.
We have so many jars around the house -- we are now washing and reusing any glass jars that we purchase.  I LOVE them!  These here are from our salsa jars (my 3 love taco dinners because they love eating salsa!).  So I cut some red and yellow tissue papers, watered down some white glue for them, they picked a jar and went to it!

 He did pretty well but got tired toward the end so I had to help him finish.  The jars sat overnight to dry.
 The next day I gave them black contact paper.  They drew the face of their jack-o-lanterns on the back, cut the pieces out, and stuck them on!
 I went to the dollar store, picked up a few packs of battery operated tea lights... and voila!  There you have it!  Tonight we lit them and I took them into the house when they went to bed... need to save the batteries for Halloween night!  ;)


  1. You're awesome, Steph! Love that you're such a hands-on mom. Those lanterns are very pretty!

    Happy Thursday!

  2. I second what Veronica said. You rock and those are darn cute!