BOO – HEE HEE, A Halloween Craft

Aren’t holidays fun? Aren’t they fun to look forward to, get ready for and plan on? I sure think so. I love decorating for each upcoming holiday and season. I love the special foods, special clothes (or costumes), special music – everything. Kids love it as much as we oldsters do, too.

Each celebration brings back memories of previous ones and sparks expectations of new memories in the making. There’s the comfort of the tradition and the thrill of the uncharted all at the same time. Not too many things in life can do that, so don’t miss any opportunity you are given. Embrace every occasion possible to add a little glitz and sparkle to life. Don’t forget, you are responsible for teaching people how to have fun and how to have fun together!

I have a very cute, fun and easy Halloween project you can do with youngsters. Come to my Granny Camp and I will show you.

 

1 – BOO – a ghost lantern

Supplies:

1 gallon milk or water jug – cleaned

Black magic marker

Craft knife

String of low-watt white lights

– Draw eyes and mouth on jug with magic                marker. (Hint: Keep lid on. It prevents jug              from collapsing.)

– When first layer of magic marker dries, cover again. Do this several times to                          make eyes and mouth dark.

– Cut small hole in back of jug.

– Insert lights into jug. (HInt: One long string can light several jugs sitting next                            to each other.)

 

2 – HEE HEE – a pumpkin lantern

Supplies:

1 gallon milk or water jug – cleaned

Self-adhesive clear plastic shelf liner

Orange spray paint

Craft knife

String of low-watt white lights

– Cut self-adhesive clear plastic into shapes           of eyes, nose and mouth for pumpkin.

– Apply cut clear plastic shapes to jug to form face of pumpkin. Rub edges of                         shapes firmly to keep paint from bleeding.

– Spray jug with orange paint.

– Remove plastic shapes.

– Cut small hole in back of jug.

– Insert lights into jug. (Hint: One long string can light several jugs sitting next                            to each other.)

Are these lanterns cute or what? And they will last the entire season or probably for years. If not, they are super simple and cheap, so they can be done each year. What a ghoulish and giggly way to say welcome to all your “Trick or Treaters”!

 

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