Halloween Crafts For Kids Glowing Jack O’ Lantern Ghost Tutorial
I promised the other day when I posted the Halloween Black Bat Tutorial that I’d put up more Halloween Crafts For Kids, yes? Well, here I am, posting away! Ethan has been having an awesome time helping make the house look fun for Fall! Here in Las Vegas, the leaves don’t change colors, it’s still pretty warm and you have to really pull out all the stops to get ‘that feeling’! We’ve been up to our elbows in crafts for kids, baking up Fall favorite recipes and having a blast. Totally worth it! And, he got to use spray paint again. Winning! Today, we’re bringing you this Glowing Jack O’ Lantern Ghost Tutorial he helped make! Want to see how we did it?
Halloween Crafts For Kids Glowing Jack O’ Lantern Ghost Supplies:
We picked this Halloween crafts because crafts s can also be a lesson in upcycling! Don’t throw away those empty plastic milk jugs! The More you collect, the longer your line will be! Also, at Christmas you can do the same and make snowmen! You’ll have to wait a couple months and we’ll bring that out!
A real quick search on Pinterest or Google will give you plenty of cute stencils to pick from! We saved some so we can use them when it’s time to carve Pumpkins too! Do you bake up the seeds from your pumpkins? One of our favorites snacks. Makes going through all that goop worth it!
Always use spray paint in a well ventilated area! Peeuuu, those fumes are so stinky! Supervise the small frys too. Sometimes, they try to spray paint their brand new bikes. That is not cool! Not that anyone
Ethan here tried to do that or anything.
We bought the orange box of string lights so when it was dark, they glowed with full on Fall colors! Use white ones you have in that box out in the garage. Or, try glow sticks! We made that Glowing Wishes Jar with those. The glow lasted over-night. Also, we found that if you cut the hole close to the top of your milk jug, it looks way cooler. The lights don’t just sit on the bottom of the jugs.
Now, string them all together. The end with the plug, make that hole in the bottom of the last jug. If it’s super windy where you live, go and grab a handful of rocks and throw them in as well! Don’t need these blowing all over the neighborhood now do we?
We brought them outside, plugged those babies in and lit up the sidewalk! You can keep them squished together if you’re able to save up quite a bit too! Ethan drinks milk like a kitten so we’ll be adding a ton more by Halloween!
We also stretched them out a bit to see how awesome that would look! Our driveway is pretty long. I’m thinking even after we add more empty milk jugs, we’ll leave them stretched out! I hope we have enough to line both sides of the driveway and sidewalk with these cool Halloween Crafts For Kids!
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How would you weigh the jugs down, just in case of wind? Lets say along a driveway, sand ?
YES!! I would put some sand or a handful of rocks in the jugs, absolutely! Don’t buy anything… just grab whatever you find at the park, in your backyard, etc. Do that BEFORE threading the string of lights. Also, save the caps from the milk jugs and cover them if you use sand!
Let me know how yours turn out!! 🙂
Dee @ Cocktails with Mom says
Very very cool craft. So many uses for milk jugs. We made a necklace out of one.
What a fun idea to decorate your porch or line up some steps! And so easy, too!
Robin (Masshole Mommy) says
Those came out awesome. What a fun & easy project!
Amber C. says
What a super cool craft! I’m always looking for new crafts to do with my son! Thanks for sharing!
Those turned out amazing! What a great way to recycle milk jugs.
i never remember to save my milk jugs. i love this idea
Liz Mays says
Great reason to buy milk in larger sizes than I’m buying now. Those turned out so cute and I pinned them!
This is such a fun and festive idea. Plus it’s a great way to recycle those used milk cartons!
Amy @ Marvelous Mommy says
These turned out so awesome! I wanted to make some lanterns for our front porch this year!
Chrystal @ YUM eating says
I so wanted to make some of these. We got so busy over the weekend and since kiddo lives at her moms during the week, we just didn’t get a chance to get these done. Maybe next year.
aimee fauci says
I never knew how these were made! They look great and are so festive
Catherine S says
This is such a cute and creative idea. I need to make some to light up my front walkway.
That’s pretty nifty! I see a lot of milk jugs as decor at Christmas, but this is the first Halloween craft I’ve seen using them. I really like it!
This is a great way to recycle milk jugs. I’ll have to start saving mine for fun crafts like this.
These are adorable. I love the idea!
Ann Bacciaglia says
This would be a great project to do with the kids for Halloween. I think it would look fantastic on the steps and down the driveway on Halloween night.
Tiffany (A Mom's Take) says
What a nifty thing to do with those old milk jugs. I’ve got to do this with my kids before the 31st.
Wow! Isn’t that just the cutest and most crafty thing! So brilliant, my kids would love this too!
Krystal's Kitsch says
That is SO cool and easy! I always like to light the sidewalk for trick or treaters!
such a cool idea! Very creative and inexpensive I bet
These turned out so fun! I bet they will be a hit this year!
Oh wow this looks great and like it’s so much fun! I’ll have to try it with my kids!
This craft is so neat! Something like this would look great on our doorstep!
Those are awesome. I can’t believe it’s almost Halloween already!!
These look great! I think it’s a terrific idea to create a little “mood” lighting for Halloween.
Chrysa Duran says
LOVE milk jug crafts! Thanks for sharing this awesome idea.
Cam | Bibs and Baubles says
What a cute project. I love it! How creative.
That is adorable! I am going to have to make this for next year.
Marina @ Mommy Snippets says
That’s very creative! I would have never thought of that.
Carly Anderson says
These are super cute lanterns! And you can use them from year to year.
Debbie L. says
Very cute decorations – great way to reuse. Pinned to my Halloween Board – we will be making these next year.
Jessica (Savory Experiments) says
What a super fun activity. I love that you re-purposed an everyday item, if your kids are like others I know, they were thrilled to be able to play with spray paint too!
What a cute idea. I may have to change up my glowing ghosts!!