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Quick Craft Post: Halloween Lanterns (vlog)

| October 20, 2011 | 39 Comments

A quick and fun Halloween Craft for you – the tissue paper jar lanterns. I am not surprised that these are so popular in the U.S. they are fun, easy and quick to make… as well as being nice and safe for small hands too!

Halloween Crafts

Materials: Clean Jam Jar (the bigger the better), orange tissue paper (I recycled some from a present), decoupage glue or PVA watered down, black paper, paint brush, candle

Vlog first appeared on BritMums.

Halloween lantern

halloween craft

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Category: Halloween, How To's, Kids Craft, Recycling, vlogs

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  1. maria says:

    Love your lanterns!

  2. Red Ted Art says:

    Aaah thanks Maria – as you are the Queen of Recycled crafts, I thought you may like that it was all recycled 😉

  3. Too cute! What a gorgeous little man you have. Love the vlog. Can you buy that glue from craft shops or online? They are very effective x

  4. Love the vlog!

    Great idea for lanterns. We made some from recycled water bottles, tissue and cellophane pieces and a used battery operated tea-light. I made them with some under 5s at the Geffrye Museum (where we weren’t allowed real flame, of course.) We even made little carry handles from ribbon. They weren’t scary/jack-o-lanterns but they so could be. x

    • Red Ted Art says:

      They sound GORGEOUS! And was thinking of making some with electrical tea lights too.. then the kids can carry them around. Lovely!

  5. These are fab! That’s another half term activity to add to the list thank you! Xx

  6. Brilliant! What a talented bunch you are!

  7. Liz Burton says:

    So cute! RedTed is a star!

    We have something similar coming to the blog today ;0)

  8. gemma says:

    We will definitely be making these in the week. I agree, what a gorgeous little man you have.xxx

  9. Red Ted Art says:

    Aaaah thank you all for lovely sweet comments… of course I am *super proud* of Red Ted, he did so well… 😉

  10. oooh LOVE those, and the vlog. FAB! and little Red Ted is brilliant! He’ll be making his own soon :-)

  11. Red Ted Art says:

    Oh yes – once he is ok with “dirty fingers”, he will be fab.. but right now he doesn’t like to get messy. Surprisingly, he gets messy rather a lot… Mmmh, how does that work?!?!?

  12. Ally says:

    These are great! We made some with goblins and ghosts too!

  13. What a great idea. I should do this for next Halloween.

  14. Sadie says:

    I do like these. I think we’ll use this technique for one of our Martinmas lanterns.

  15. Aimee says:

    Great VLOG- we made these last year- aren’t they fun? Thank you for sharing your ideas with us on The Sunday Showcase It is great to have you there!

  16. Annie says:

    Oh this is right up my street! dinners late tonight dear -I have lanterns to make!

  17. I love these! We’ll be making some at our house. I’m going to share this post in a few places online. Share some Halloween Joy!

  18. As soon as I saw this, I went back and fished out the mason jars my husband threw away (we don’t have glass recycling here)….we are totally doing this! And, thanks for the link up at the Halloween Blog-Hop! There is a badge in my blog’s left margin if you want to grab it! Thanks, again!

  19. Mealy says:

    So excited about the ones we made today. Kids were gutted when I said we didn’t have any more glue. Dauber wants to make pigs like this. Will need to get creative in my thinking and get some pink tissue paper in. Have two orange and one yellow pumpkin ( daughter decided she didn’t want to do orange) and can’t wait till they are dry. Have electric lights all ready for them do will probably add to the kit for carrying on the big night. Love this craft. Can see many more lanterns being made according to the season / whim!! Thanks.

  20. Mealy says:

    Oh an btw I made with plastic soup pots and watered down pva plus some cunning ready to print templates from Kodak for the eyes, mouth etc.. Hoping it all dries off ok!!

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