Guess What the Jack-o-Lantern Wants to be for Halloween?

Can you help this jack-o-lantern choose a costume for Halloween? All he needs for his disguise is a special hat which only kids can make! 

Halloween jack-o-lantern craft - Preschool Toolkit

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This friendly jack-o-lantern usually wears a green stem on top. With a turn of the wheel, you can change his hat so he'll have a Halloween costume too!

In this activity, kids will use their imaginations and fine motor skills to create hats for a jack-o-lantern for Halloween.

Halloween jack-o-lantern craft - Preschool Toolkit


Prepare the wheel so kids can have fun creating hats for the jack-o-lantern.


1. Cut two white circles from card stock approximately 6 1/4 inches (16 cm) diameter.
2. Cut one smaller circle from orange cardstock measuring approximately 3 3/4 inches (12 cm).
3. Attach the three circles with a paper fastener as shown.

Halloween jack-o-lantern craft - Preschool Toolkit

4. Draw and cut out an opening  (window) in the top piece of white cardstock. Once you have made the window, trace the outline of the opening onto the bottom circle. Now you can rotate the wheel and outline more sections where kids can draw hats for the jack-o-lantern.

Halloween jack-o-lantern craft - Preschool Toolkit

This is how the bottom piece of cardstock 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.

Preschool Toolkit - Halloween Jack-o-lantern hats

5. 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 turn the pumpkin into a jack-o-lantern and create some hats for him to wear!

6. 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.

What different hats can you create?


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Find more crafts and activities on our Halloween Pinterest board. 


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