Enchanting Halloween Lanterns
– jars of different sizes and shapes
– a can of purple spray paint
The jars had to be submerged in a sink full of very hot water for a while, then scrubbed to get their labels off.
1. Clean your jars thoroughly as any oily residue will interfere with painting.
2. Spray paint the outsides of the jars. The jars need to stay translucent, so start with a thin layer of paint. Once it is dry, drop a candle inside of one jar and see how the light comes through. If you think that one layer of paint was not enough, you can add another thin layer.
3. If you use our design, print it and insert into the jar. Trace it with a marker. If you make your own design, it may be a better idea to sketch it on a piece of paper first and then insert the piece into the jar anyway. But confident young artists may want to paint right on the jar.
4. Use a Paint Marker (fine tip) for tracing the picture on glass.
Now it is time to put some candles in and add some illumination to the room!
Glass jars also require careful handling in little hands. If you are in doubt about the suitability of this project for your children, please, use plastic jars and flameless candles.