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Tin Can Halloween Lanterns Craft For Kids

Tin Can Halloween Lanterns Craft For Kids

If you are looking for a fun Halloween craft to do with your kids, check out these adorable tin can Halloween Lanterns. Your kids will love this craft!

There is so much to love about celebrating Halloween with kids. Trick-or-Treating for sure. But also spooky snacks, costume parties, and fun Halloween crafts are definitely a must-do in our house.

Start early and make these adorable (and not too spooky) tin can Halloween lanterns craft with your kids this year! You can use recycled aluminum cans from a recent dinner (see.. don’t throw them out! Use them for your craft stash!). Add some bright orange paint and draw on spooky lantern faces.. and voila!, you have a fun Halloween craft you can decorate your house with?

Oh, and fun? Yeah.. anything that involves paint is fun for your kids. This easy craft isn’t terribly complicated so even young kids could do it… just don’t forget to put a smock on them!

Keep reading for the full craft tutorial! (oh, and don’t forget to check out all the fun Halloween-themed printable games and activities!)

 

tin can halloween lanterns craft for kids

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What you will need:

tin can halloween lanterns craft for kids

 

How to Make the Tin Can Halloween Lanterns:

1. Paint 2-3 coats of orange paint on the pumpkins, allowing the paint to dry in between sessions.

tin can halloween lanterns craft for kids

Note: For this project, it took about 3 coats of paint to fully cover the cans. You do not need to worry about painting the inside of the cans unless desired. 

tin can halloween lanterns craft for kids

tin can halloween lanterns craft for kids

Now you have the pumpkins. Let’s make them into Jack-O-Lanterns!

tin can halloween lanterns craft for kids

2. Using the paint marker, draw a face on each can. Get creative with your ideas. Play with the eyes, nose, and mouth. The Tin Can Pumpkin can have teeth, a crooked nose, triangle or circle eyes, and much much more! You can also Google face ideas if you need inspiration.

tin can halloween lanterns craft for kids

3. Allow the cans to dry completely.

tin can halloween lanterns craft for kids

4. Place the fake grass inside the can, add the stem, and display this holiday season! You could even paint the stem green if you wanted to get fancy (if you choose to do this use green acrylic paint too).

Isn’t this tin can halloween lantern craft so cute?!

tin can halloween lanterns craft for kids

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