Jack O' Lantern Crafts

Jack O' Lanterns and pumpkins are an established part of Halloween and carving your Halloween lantern is an exciting prospect for many kids! But if you don't want to carve a lantern, children can enjoy our collection of Halloween pumpkin crafts and crafty Jack O' Lanterns too!

Conker Jack O' Lanterns

Conker Jack O' Lanterns

This super craft combines a bit of nature rummaging outdoors with some indoor painting fun. And who doesn't love miniature crafts like these?

Cupcake Case Jack O'Lanterns

Cupcake Case Jack O'Lanterns

Just a quick and easy little craft, to make good use of any Halloween cupcake cases you might have lying around!

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Felt Toy Jack O' Lantern

Felt Toy Jack O' Lantern

Here is an unusual Jack O' Lantern craft for Halloween, which will help the kids practise their sewing skills!

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Halloween Bath Shapes

Halloween Bath Foam Shapes

We like to ring the changes often at bath time, and using craft foam is one of our favourite ways to do it!

Halloween Paper Cup Basket

Halloween Paper Cup Basket

This Halloween paper cup basket a simple craft idea but it looks great, doesn't it! It is a really good Halloween party craft activity. Children can paint the cups when they arrive, leave them to dry while they play games, go trick or treating, and eat their party food!

Halloween Prints

Halloween Prints

This is a simple technique for making prints which children of all ages will be able to have a go at, and it is a good "quiet" activity for a Halloween party (although we wouldn't advise trying it with a large group of kids as things can get messy!) The finished Halloween prints loo

Halloween Pumpkin Mobile

Halloween Pumpkin Mobile

This 3D pumpkin mobile makes a fun decoration for the house or classroom at Halloween, and kids can use their imagination to paint some good gruesome faces on the "jack o' lanterns" if they wish.

Halloween Wax Resist Paintings

Halloween Wax Resist Paintings

It is always fun to watch the paint pull away from your wax drawings when doing wax resist paintings, and the effect with a wash of black paint for Halloween is suitably gruesome and spooky!

Jack 'O Lantern Pot

Jack 'O Lantern Pot

This jack 'o lantern pot makes a great collecting pot if you are going trick or treating, and it looks great on display too.

Jack o' Lantern Fuse Bead Pattern

Jack o' Lantern Fuse Bead Pattern

Use orange beads for the body and yellow or black for the features. Our fuse bead jack o' lantern makes a great badge or keychain/satchel decoration for Halloween.

Jack O' Lantern Tea Light Holders

Jack O' Lantern Tea Light Holders

This simple jack o'lantern craft is a great way to light up the house on Halloween. Even the youngest kids can have fun with this craft!

Jack-o-Lantern Mask

Jack-o-Lantern Mask

Turn a paper plate and some scraps of paper into a spooky Jack-o-Lantern mask this Halloween. The kids can have great fun making their own ghastly or funny faces.

Orange Jelly Pumpkins

Orange Jelly Pumpkins

Our orange jelly pumpkins are a Halloween craft which you can eat! Adult supervision definitely required...

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Painted Pumpkin

Painted Pumpkin

This painted pumpkin or Jack-o-lantern is a fun alternative to carved pumpkins when there are young kids who want to get involved, and it lasts longer too.

Paper Bag Jack O'Lantern

Paper Bag Jack O'Lantern

Why not try this craft at a Halloween party? Then the kids can fill their own bag up with treats and prizes to take home at the end! Alternatively, stand it up (out of the rain) with an electric candle inside, for an effective Jack O'Lantern...

Paper Plate Pumpkin

Paper Plate Pumpkin

Young children love cutting and sticking so this simple craft is bound to be a hit.  Leave it plain for harvest or add a black face to turn it into a Jack O'Lantern for Halloween.

Polystyrene Pumpkin Craft

Polystyrene Pumpkin Craft

This fun polystyrene pumpkin craft is a safe alternative to the carved Jack O' Lantern for younger children at Halloween. Once you have painted your ball and left it to dry, this craft takes minutes.

Puffy Paint Pumpkin

Puffy Paint Pumpkin

Puffy paint is fun to work with, and kids love watching it expand in the microwave. Here's a Halloween craft idea with some orange coloured puffy paint...

Pumpkin Bag

Pumpkin Bag

This cute little pumpkin bag is simply made with felt and ribbon, but it is good sewing practise for beginners. Use it for storing your Halloween treats or perhaps for giving a Halloween gift...

Pumpkin Collecting Pouch

Pumpkin Collecting Pouch

Try this Halloween craft for kids and make your very own collecting pouches for trick or treating!

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Pumpkin Hanging Lantern

Pumpkin Hanging Lantern

Brighten up your entrance or classroom with this cute hanging lantern in the shape of a Halloween pumpkin - and recycle a plastic milk container to do it!

Pumpkin Seed Jack O' Lantern Mosaic

Pumpkin Seed Jack O' Lantern Mosaic

Here is an unusual mosaic idea! Use the seeds of a pumpkin to make a mosaic of the pumpkin itself - but make it as sinister as you can for Halloween!

Pumpkin Seed Necklace

Pumpkin Seed Necklace

This pumpkin seed necklace, done in Halloween colours, makes a great accessory for Halloween and perfect for a witch's costume! Alternatively, paint in more autumnal colours and make it as an autumn/fall craft.

Spooky Mosaic

Spooky Mosaic

Mosaics are quick and satisfying to do and all ages of children enjoy them and display the results with pride. We've made a Jack-o-lantern but you could try your hand at a skull, Frankenstein, monster, mummy or ghost!

Stained Glass Pumpkin

Stained Glass Pumpkin

You can see from the photo that our stained glass pumpkin craft looks fabulous on display in the window!

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Stuffed Pumpkin Craft

Stuffed Pumpkin Craft

These stuffed pumpkins are such a fun craft for kids to make - and they look really great in your Halloween display! How about standing one at the front door for each member of the family, to welcome Halloween visitors?

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