Arts & Crafts Thursday: Halloween Luminaries
I pinned this craft a year ago and after I did this last weekend it turns out there is another version of Halloween Luminaries on the "Pinternet" that instead uses painting and a Cricut. Well, I personally like this decoupage version better - a little more accessible to kids plus we don't own a Cricut - even though I could certainly get some mileage out of one (did you hear that, Santa?!).
FYI, these are NOT the crafts to do with wee ones. This is involves hot glue, scissors, detailed cutting, and, ultimately, candles. However, if you are looking for a seasonal parent-time craft or something for older children (still don't let them use that hot glue, though) these are fun. Also, I did find ways to get my toddler involved in the process (like helping picking faces, colors, design and painting on the Mod Podge) while keeping him away from the Danger. C loves them.
- tissue paper
- Mod Podge & paintbrush
- glass jars (NOTE: I used baby food jars since I have a ton of those right now, but using those required shrinking the template below by about 50%. You can also use pickle jars or other condiment glass jars.)
- template here for jack o'lantern faces or you can make your own faces and Halloween landscapes
- hot glue
- tea light candles
Spread a layer of Mod Podge over the tissue paper once finished to seal it. Allow it to dry.
Mod Podge the faces on to the jars where you want them. (Mod Podge is a simultaneous glue and sealant and it will dry clear so be liberal.) Spread a lot of Mod Podge on the top of these then allow to dry.