These Jack OLantern ideas including food, crafts, and DIY decorations are perfect for celebrating Halloween with kids this year.
Lighted Jack-o’-lantern garland
Decorate your mantel this Halloween with a DIY lighted Jack-o’-lantern garland. You will need a string of orange lights, clear holiday ornaments, and paint. Hang your garland above a fireplace and watch it flickering with the flames underneath. You can find my instructions to make your own at Make and Takes.
Jack-o’-lantern lunch box
Kids are going to love this Jack-o’-lantern lunch. The best part, it’s healthy! Save the candy and treats for trick-or-treating.
If you want another Halloween school lunch idea, check out how we draw a jack-o’-lantern face on our fruit.
Decorate Jack-o’-lantern pumpkins
Instead of carving pumpkins use markers or paint to decorate them with faces. This is the perfect activity for younger kids. The best part is you can still cook and eat the pumpkin later.
Halloween Jack-o’-lantern pumpkin piñata
Do you need a piñata for your Halloween party? Head over to Blissfully Domestic and grab my tutorial to make a Halloween pumpkin Jack-o’-lantern piñata. You can fill it with items like these:
- Glow sticks for trick-or-treating
- Halloween themed bubbles, whistles, and other party items
Jack-o’-lantern candle jar
Decorate your front walkway, fireplace mantel, or windowsills with these handmade Jack-o’-lantern candle jars. They add a subtle glow to light up a path or room. This is a great craft project for kids to make this Halloween.
More Jack-o’-lantern ideas
Are you looking for even more Jack OLantern ideas to make with the kids this Halloween? Check out these fun crafts and food:
- Halloween tin can toss game
- Rock painting ideas for Halloween
- Halloween egg carton crafts
- Spooky Halloween cupcakes
- Jack O’Lantern lollipop cover
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