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Jack O'Lantern Mason Jars

How to make an easy Pumpkin Luminary for Halloween with kids, great for recycled materials!
Active Time20 mins


  • Mason jars
  • Orange or yellow tissue paper (ideally recycled)
  • Glue
  • Brush (or fingers)
  • Black paper for features
  • Scissors


  • Make sure you mason jar is clean and dry (we have a great "how to remove sticky labels" information post if needed)
  • Cut or rip your tissue paper into squares – 2inch x 2inch is good
  • Cover the glass in glue and start applying your tissue paper. You will need 3-4 layers – lighter colours like yellow, will need more
  • Keep adding glue as necessary
  • Cut out some Jack O’Lanter faces out of black paper and glue them on
  • Add final layer of glue over the whole jar and let dry!