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How to Make a Grinning Pumpkin Lantern

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Set the scene with these grinning pumpkin lanterns, they'd look great positioned in windows or out on the door step ready to great trick-or-treaters.

Why not have a go at making other Halloween characters? You could try making spooky mummies with white crepe paper and some googly eyes.

Use battery operated LED Tealights to give your lantern a safe, yet spooky glow. Follow our step by step instructions and get crafting!

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How to make

You Will Need

* 6 Large Jars

* PVA Glue

* A Glue Scraper or Sponge

* Crepe Paper in Green, Orange, White and Purple

* Crepe Paper Bandages

* Black & White/Silver Paint Markers

* Black Paint

* A Paintbrush

* Black Card

* 2 Pipe Cleaners in Grey and White

* 4 Pipe Cleaners in Green

* Kraft Jute Twine

* LED Lights

* Scissors

* Free Templates – Downloaded + Printed

* A Pencil

* Googly Eyes

* A Posca Pen

Free Templates
All Projects - Step 1

Remove the lids from each of your jars, and proceed to paint them black. They may need a couple of layers.


Once you have created your lanterns, add your LED tealights ready for your Halloween party (do not use real tea lights as this could be a fire risk).

Pumpkin - Step 1

Cut your orange crepe paper to size using the jar as a guide. Then, cover your jar with PVA Glue.


Once this is done, place your jar onto your coloured crepe paper and gently roll to cover your jar.

Step 2
Copy out the pumpkin face onto the jar using a black Posca pen.