Halloween Jack-O-Lantern Kids Activity

A jack-o-lantern craft is fun to make with kids for Halloween. Kids can help the jack-o-lantern choose a costume for Halloween. All he needs for his disguise is a special hat which only kids can make! 

Cardboard dial craft preschool Halloween activity

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Carving a pumpkin is one of the traditional activities kids love at Halloween time. When we add a face to a pumpkin it becomes a jack-o-lantern. Usually the jack-o-lantern has a brown stem on top. In this activity, the cardboard jack-o-lantern gets to wear a hat in place of a stem.

Kids can help make a cardboard dial which shows jack-o-lanterns trying on a variety of hats for Halloween.

With a turn of the dial, you can place a hat on the jack-o-lantern to depict a Halloween costume.

 

Supplies for jack-o-lantern activity

 

Paper and markers for a Halloween jack o lantern craft

 

  • white and orange card stock or cardboard
  • crayons or markers

 

Instructions for the jack-o-lantern dial

 

Cut two circles from white card stock approximately 6 1/4 inches (16 cm) diameter.

Cut one circle from orange card stock measuring approximately 3 3/4 inches (12 cm) diameter.

Attach the three circles through the center with a paper fastener as shown above.

 

Cut a window in the top piece of card stock.

 

Cut out an opening (window) in the top piece of white card stock. Once you have made the initial window, remove the orange circle and trace the outline of this opening onto the bottom circle.

Rotate the wheel and outline more sections where kids can draw hats for the jack-o-lantern (see below).

 

Jack o lantern craft paper dial sections

 

This is how the bottom piece of card stock will look after you rotate the wheel and outline sections where each hat will be drawn. You can make more spaces for hats by putting the sections closer together.

 

Hats for a jack o lantern paper craft for kids

 

Add features to the pumpkin by drawing with crayons or markers. Or cut out eyes, nose and mouth from paper and glue them onto the pumpkin.

Once the pumpkin wheel is complete, it's time for kids to create some hats for the jack-o-lantern to wear!

Draw hats in the spaces, or draw and cut out hats from pieces of colored paper and glue them to the spaces.

The green stem was cut from green paper. The witch hat and crown are drawings.

 Jack o lantern cardboard dial preschool activity

 

What different hats will you create?

 


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