Friday, October 29, 2010

A Ghost and a Jack O' Lantern

I really like the way these Halloween jars turned out.  C made the ghost and R made the jack o' lantern.  I cut out yellow tissue paper triangles for R to make the jack o' lantern face, and she insisted on drawing the face on the opposite side.  She really just wanted a turn with the Sharpie.

Materials needed:
  • clean glass jar
  • tissue paper
  • liquid starch
  • paint brush
First, C and R tore the tissue paper into small scraps.  Then they dipped the paint brush in the starch (you only need a small amount) and painted the liquid starch on the outside of the glass jars one area at a time.  Next, they applied the tissue paper pieces to the jar and painted on another layer of starch.  We left the jars to dry overnight.  They used a Sharpie to draw on the faces.

I placed flameless, battery operated tea lights inside the jars for this picture, but the real thing looks even better.

Check out the very cool candy corn votive made by Almost Unschoolers!!!  I loved it so much that I was inspired to do this fun craft with my kids.


MaryAnne said...

These are super cute! I think the pumpkin's nose is especially charming =)

Jennifer said...

LOVE this idea! I never would think to use liquid starch! Mod-Podge came to my mind first!

This would be a great project to use all those candle jars that I save from Michaels!

Amanda said...

Very cute!

Elle Belles Bows said...

Another great craft! Thanks for sharing! Kerri

Valerie @ Inner Child Fun said...

They turned out great! Love the candy corn votives too!!!

Ticia said...

They turned out super cute. I really need to add tissue paper to my regular crafting supplies, aside from using them for wrapping presents.

Jenny said...

I don't blame R, I love Sharpies too!

Smita Srivastava said...

Thats wonderful !!! Love it .

(fun food ideas for kids )

Miller Moments said...

cute, cute cute!!!

Natalie PlanetSmarty said...

Those votives turned out great. I have an idea for something like that, but we'll see if Anna will be interested :)