Easy and simple crafts are fantastic for time fillers and after school activities, these hanging Jack-o-lanterns are so easy to make and apart from drying time take very little time at all and are ever so effective.
Materials needed for Easy Hanging Jack-o-lanterns
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Creating Easy Hanging Jack-o-lanterns
Following the instructions on the paper lanterns so that you have a formed Lantern. Then paint the lantern orange.
Take care the paper is delicate and we used a very soft bristled brush to paint - T 3 and a half was able to paint using this brush and not damage the paper.
Leave the Lanterns to dry - it took a little while for us as T had painted them quite thick. Once they are dry then add details. We did this as a family activity for T the youngest in the family I drew outlines and she coloured them in. J drew on the face himself as did myself and my husband.
Again take care with the drawing of the faces as the paper although stronger is still delicate. We followed the instructions for threading the cord that came with the lanterns and then I used string and we have hung them from a curtain pole in the house.
These would also work really well with an electric tea light inside - I wouldn't use a real candle as they are made of paper but the electric tea light would light them up really well and look good as a nighttime decoration for Halloween.
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