Tissue Paper Jack o Lantern

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

References: 

History of the Jack O’Lantern

Top 32 Harvest Festivals in Philadelphia

2015 West Philly Pumpkin Carving Contest

Materials:

Cardboard, Scissors, Glue, Pens,
Orange Tissue Paper,
Green Construction Paper,
Black Construction Paper,
Sequins and gem adhesives.
Prep:

  • 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)

Demo/ Directions:

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!

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