Are you looking for a fun, cheap and easy craft activity for Halloween? You need this no-mess, no-carve jack-o’-lantern craft from BINGOBONGO Learning!
After getting a great response to our DIY Halloween Ghost Decorations post we thought that we’d introduce another cheap and easy Halloween craft activity. At our school, Step by Step Eikaiwa, we reward our students for successfully completing a unit in our curriculum with a fun activity that gives them a chance to try out their English while working through an activity, and give them a fun activity to look forward to. Pumpkin carving sounded fun, but it’s a little too messy for the classroom. This time, we are doing our no-mess, no-carve jack-o’-lantern craft activity!
How to Make No-Mess, No-Carve Jack-O’-Lanterns
All you’ll need are the following materials:
A plastic jar with a plastic or thin metal lid
Some colored tapes
In our example we used a translucent orange cloth tape and solid black cloth tape. You can try using other tapes, such as duct tape, masking tape or electrical tape.
Wax baking paper
This will be used as a backing for the black tape when we cut out the details. Without this paper, the tape will stick to the scissors. The shapes you cut out will peel off easily.
An electronic tealight candle
Colored pipe cleaners
Something to make a hole in the lid
An awl, small screwdriver or knifetip will be fine.
Now it’s Your Turn to Make No-Mess, No-Carve Jack-O’-Lanterns!
As you can see, you can make any design you’d like! You could also try making a scary white ghost lantern, or a little green alien lantern just by using some different tape! If you still want more kids’ Halloween craft activities, how about trying the DIY Light Ghost Decorations?