Guest post by Candace of Naturally Educational
Making mini Jack O’ Lantern Votives out of baby food jars has become a family tradition. This year, I thought we would shake things up a bit and make a Frankenstein Monster and a Ghost out of jars of varying sizes.
Working with kids is always a little unpredictable. My daughter was not interested in Frankenstein or a Ghost–she wanted to make a “Rainbow Monster”. So, she made a rainbow monster while I made Frank.
- one glass jar (we use jam, baby food, pasta sauce jars–whatever we have around; just make sure your tea light will fit in the jar)
- cut-out squares of appropriate color tissue paper (greens for Frankenstein, orange and green for a Jack O’ Lantern, white for a ghost)
- black construction paper
- inexpensive white school glue mixed with a little water
- paintbrush or spounge
- tea light
My daughter decided at this point to make a “frowny-face Jack O’ Lantern”, which is also in the photograph.
Let dry, add a votive, and light up the night!
Candace Lindemann is an educational consultant, recognized expert on topics in education, a published children’s writer, an active community volunteer, and a happily married mom of three children, ages 5, 3, and newborn. She shares educational crafts and activities for kids and ideas in education at NaturallyEducational.com. With her co-editor at Mamanista.com, Candace also founded Bloganthropy.org to promote social media philanthropy.