Project Title: Tissue Paper Jack O’Lantern
Description: Kids love making holiday crafts! Halloween is the perfect time for that. This craft is great for pre-school and kindergarten students!
Author: Viola Toner, Khristin Coleman
Grade Level or Target Age Range: 3-5 year
Vocabulary: Jack O’Lantern, Shape, Additive/Subtractive, Color
Cardboard, Scissors, Glue, Pens,
Orange Tissue Paper,
Green Construction Paper,
Black Construction Paper,
Sequins and gem adhesives.
- Draw pumpkin shape on cardboard.
- Cut out pumpkin shapes.
- Cut green construction paper into squares. (These will be used as stems)
- Cut orange tissue paper into squares.
- Cut black construction paper into eye, nose and mouth shapes. ( triangles are great shapes to use for jack o lantern eyes and nose)
Step 1: Glue stem into place.
Step 2: Glue orange paper onto the body of the pumpkin.
Step 3: Glue eyes, nose, and mouth into place. Let children decide if it is a happy or sad face!
Step 4: Glue sequin and gems sparsely to add bling to craft!
You now have a jack o lantern!
Extend the project:
Punch a hole and tie a piece of string through the Jack O’Lantern it to make a festive door hanger.
In a Group Setting:
Punch a hole in each Jack O’Lantern, and tie each student’s creation together to make a Jack O’Lantern garland!