Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Paper Plate Jack-O-Lanterns

We made these paper plate Jack-O-Lanterns last Halloween but they were never posted, so I thought I would share. The pictures are not of the best quality, but it's the craft that counts. :)

Items we used:

  • two paper plates
  • orange tempera paint
  • sponge paint brush
  • black, green, and brown construction paper
  • stapler
I stapled two paper plates together to make the pumpkin.
I drew the eyes, nose, and mouth on black construction paper.
I drew a stem with brown paper, and a leaf with the green construction paper.

They began by painting both of their paper plates.
Tempera paints dry fast and these paper plates were very absorbent.

After they dried I stapled the two plates together. They boys added the Jack-O-Lantern features, stem and leaf.

Very simple and fun craft!

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Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Very cute -- and much neater than actually carving a real pumpkin. :)

Carrie said...

Very cute and perfect for the younger children. I would love you to share it at my new link party at http://craftymomsshare.blogspot.com/2011/10/sharing-saturday.html. Thank you!

Vicky said...

How fun! I like your idea to use two paper plates to make more of a pumpkin body. We made something similar with one plate. http://www.messforless.net/2011/10/paper-plate-pumpkin-patch.html

April's Homemaking said...

What a fun craft, kids love painting things! I will have to remember this craft for my Sunday School class! Thanks~April

Aimee from Classified: Mom said...

Gonna do this with my little ones! Thank you again for linking up to the The Sunday Showcase

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