Halloween Jar-O-Lanterns Craft

We did this easy Jar-O-Lantern craft from Family Fun over the weekend.  It was a hit with all three kids, their jar creations are now proudly displayed in the kitchen!


Here’s what you’ll need:  

  • Masking tape
  • Clean, dry mason jar (your choice of size)
  • Paintbrushes
  • Orange acrylic paint
  • Battery operated tea light


  1. Cut masking tape (or painters tape) into simple jack-o’-lantern face shapes, such as triangles and squares (we added circle noses per the request of my 3-year-old)
  2. Let kids use the tape to create a face with the shapes on the side of a clean, dry jar. Then have at the jar with orange acrylic paint.
  3. After the paint dries, carefully remove the tape shapes. For a cleaner line, first peel up the corners of the shape.
  4. Light your jar-o’-lantern with a battery-operated tea light!