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In the Spirit of Halloween coming up!

Enchanting Halloween Lanterns

Enchanting Halloween Lanterns: Turn Mason Jars into Lanterns and Explore Light with Children

 

Materials

– jars of different sizes and shapes

– a can of purple spray paint

black paint marker/black acrylic 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.

 Tutorial

Enchanting Halloween Lanterns: Turn Mason Jars into Lanterns and Explore Light with Children

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!

Enchanting Halloween Lanterns: Turn Mason Jars into Lanterns and Explore Light with ChildrenIn the dim light

Enchanting Halloween Lanterns: Turn Mason Jars into Lanterns and Explore Light with Children

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.

 

 

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