Time for a spooky activity! These easy-to-make Halloween lanterns are a quick craft project that will get your children enthused about the spooky holiday this year. Click through to our video for a step-by-step guide.
You will need:
- A sheet of coloured card or stiff paper - pumpkin orange, white ghosts, green Frankenstein or black bat
- Glue or sticky tape
- Colouring pens or pencils
- A ruler
Step 1. Cut a 2cm strip from the width of your paper or card (A4 is a good size) and keep aside.
Step 2. Fold the larger piece in half length-way. Open out and draw on the face you'd like in the middle of the crease and then fold it back in half.
Step 3. Draw a 2cm border line on the length of the paper at the bottom (not the fold). Now turn the paper/card round and draw lines from the fold to the line you've just drawn, at 2 or 3cm intervals. Cut along these lines from the crease to the border/line.
Step 4. Open out your lantern and fold it width-ways, using glue or sticky tape to close the top of the lantern.
Step 5. Use sticky tape to attach the handle.
Tips: Stick on googly eyes to make your creation even more spooky!
Why not try cutting out wing shapes and stick these to the back of a black lantern to create a scary bat!
Or make a green lantern and add some googly eyes, gappy teeth and some drawn-on scars to create your very own Frankenstein.
Go to our Recipes section by clicking here to discover our spooky Halloween treats.
Alice is Editor of Raring2go! magazine for Burton and Ashby in the Midlands. She is a former journalist and freelance writer and has two young daughters.