I am so excited to be sharing a fun halloween kid craft with you today! I’m Jamie…one of the crafting chicks at thecraftingchicks.com. We love sharing ideas to “create your life” with our readers. You can find: kid crafts, holiday ideas, recipes, decor, free printables and more on The Crafting Chicks.
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These Halloween paper lanterns make a really fun kid craft. They are perfect for Halloween class parties.
To make Halloween Paper Lanterns you will need:
- 8 1/2 x 11 inch paper in orange, black or white
- A stapler
To make the lantern, fold a sheet of paper hotdog style (the lengthwise way). Starting on the folded edge, use your ruler to draw lines spacing about an inch apart. Make sure you leave 1/2 inch free space near the adjacent edge.
You can now cut the lines (starting on the fold) using scissors. Make sure to stop 1/2 inch before reaching the edge.
Now, unfold…take one end and wrap around. Staple the top and bottom of the lantern. (image above)
The kids love this part! Using shapes cut out of the paper, add faces to your Halloween creatures.
For the Ghost, we added black eyes and a big circle mouth.
For the bat we added white fangs, creepy red eyes, pointed ears and wings to the back. Try making a black cat or black spider too!
For the jack o’ lantern we used black shapes for the eyes, nose and mouth.
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