My kids and I did this egg carton jack-o-lantern craft last year right before Halloween. This Halloween craft is simple, fun, and low-cost, and it totally put my kids in the Halloween spirit. Check out how we made these egg carton jack-o-lanterns below!
Note: For more kid-friendly Halloween crafts, see my Halloween activities for Kids page.
I did some initial prep work by cutting up out the cups of an egg carton. Once I had the twelve cups cut out, I set them on trays and gave my kids some orange paint and paint brushes.
The kids painting the egg carton cups orange to turn them into pumpkins. Then we let them dry overnight before proceeding to the next step.
One our egg carton pumpkins were dry, we used black marker to draw faces, thereby turning them into egg carton jack-o-lanterns.
Here are some of the egg cartons jack-o-lanterns my kids created. Oh, and one of mine is included in the picture as well. I bet you can spot it on the bottom right. 🙂
These jack-o-lanterns would probably be even cuter with a brown or green pipe cleaner sticking out the top for a stem.
My kids loved doing this craft, and I imagine that older kids could come up with some really fabulous faces for their jack-o-lanterns!
More Halloween resources
More Halloween posts from Gift of Curiosity:
- Books about Halloween
- Mason jar jack-o-lantern
- Halloween sensory bin
- Candy experiments
- Halloween Montessori activities
- Ghost bubbles
- Toilet paper mummies
- Pumpkin decomposition experiment
- Describe a pumpkin using all five senses
- Drip painted pumpkins
- Halloween Printables Pack
- Jack-o-lantern Printables Pack
- Halloween Bingo
- Halloween do-a-dot printables
- Halloween Sudoku
- Pumpkin outlines