How to make Halloween lanterns

Who needs to spend ages carving out messy pumpkins when you can make these cute little characters to light up a room?

Halloween lanterns are a traditional symbol of Halloween and will look great lit up in a dark room our outside your house. They’re great fun to make and you could easily pack them away and save again for another year.

We’ve chosen to make a pumpkin lantern and a mummy lantern for the goodtoknow office, but there are endless creepy creatures and monsters you could create with a little imagination. You could use green paint, red paint and coloured material to make some menacing looking lanterns.

Age group: All ages. This craft is great even for little monsters. Just be wary of any small parts that little ones might put in their mouth, like googly eyes.

Safety tip: You might want to help them with the bits that need cutting or do it for them.

What you will need

  • 2 jam jars
  • Masking tape
  • Orange paint
  • PVA glue
  • Paintbrush
  • Toilet paper
  • A pair of googly eyes
  • 2 battery powered tealights
  • Scissors