The spooky season is almost upon us, and these Jack-O-Lantern Jars are a fantastic way to decorate your classroom for Halloween. The kids will love customizing their own designs and watching them glow in the darkness of the night. With a few simple materials you can add a special spooky glow to your Halloween night!
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Another great idea from Belinda
What you will need...An assortment of jars, coloured tissue paper, PVA glue (or a glue which will dry clear), a paint brush, scissors, black paper, tea lights or LED candles.
Step One...Choose one of your tissue paper colours and cut out some strips. For the pumpkin jar I used about 8 strips (2 x 10cm). Of course the amount needed will depend on the size of the jar.
Step Two...Grab your strips, jar, glue and paint brush and prepare to stick your tissue paper in place.
Step Three...Cover your jar with PVA glue, and start sticking your strips on, as you cover your jar you will need to continue to add glue to ensure the overlapped pieces stick.
Step Four...Once you have completely covered your jar with tissue paper coat with another layer of glue. Tip...Be sure to only have one to two layers of tissue paper on your jar, too many layers and you will loose the glow effect.
Step Five...Take your black paper and cut out a design to fit your jar...be creative!
Step Six...Glue your black paper design onto your jar and apply another coat of glue over the top of the black paper to ensure it stays stuck down and to give it a shiny appearance.
Step Seven...Carefully insert your tea light or LED candle to see the full effect of your Halloween creation. Remember to always treat fire with caution!