Easy Glowing Jack-O-Lantern Craft for Kids Using a Plastic Cup

Are you looking for an easy and quick Halloween craft? Your kids will love these glowing jack-o-lanterns using plastic cups! We made a whole batch of them and set them up to decorate our home for Halloween!

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Halloween Crafts for Kids: Easy Glowing Jack-o-lantern craft using plastic cups

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These glowing jack-o-lanterns are so super quick and easy to make, and the kids absolutely love how they glow! This Halloween craft is simple enough for preschoolers and still appropriate for kindergarten, first grade, and all other elementary grades. (Even I had a blast making them!)

You’ll just need a few supplies, and you’re all set. This easy glowing pumpkin craft is perfect to help make your classroom or home look festive for Halloween!

 

Halloween Crafts for Kids: Easy Glowing Jack-o-lantern craft using plastic cups

Glowing Jack-O-Lantern Craft for Kids

 

Materials for Glowing Jack-O-Lanterns

 

Directions for Making Glowing Jack-O-Lanterns

1. Paint your clear cups (we used these) with orange acrylic paint and let dry. Tempera paint will not work as well and tends to crack off the cup after it dries, so be sure to use acrylic paint. We used this brand. (I have a set of these inexpensive drop clothes we use for art projects. They’re perfect for covering our kitchen table at home or tables in the classroom for any craft or art projects for kids involving paint or glue.)

 

Halloween Crafts for Kids: Easy Glowing Jack-o-lantern craft using plastic cups

 

2. After the paint has dried, use your black Sharpie to draw a jack-0-lantern face onto your cup.

 

Halloween Crafts for Kids: Easy Glowing Jack-o-lantern craft using plastic cups

 

3. Place a glowing, flameless tea light (do NOT use a real flame) under your cup and watch your jack-o-lantern glow!

 

Halloween Crafts for Kids: Easy Glowing Jack-o-lantern craft using plastic cups

 

 

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Super Easy Halloween Craft for Kids: Make Glowing Jack-o-lanterns using plastic cups

Easy Halloween Craft for Kids: Glowing Jack-O-Lantern Craft Using a Plastic Cup! Children from preschool, kindergarten, first grade, and on up through elementary will love making these glowing pumpkins using tea lights and cups. So simple and quick!

Comments

  1. So simple and adorable, really perfect for kids! Loved the idea!

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