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Halloween Craft – Paper Plate Jack-o-Lantern

We love this simple Halloween Craft.  This Paperplate Jack-o-Lantern is an inexpensive Halloween craft project. You may have all of the supplies in your craft supplies closet!

Paper Plate Jack O Lantern Craft

You can pick up a package of orange plates at your local Dollar Store.  It is perfect the perfect decoration or craft for Halloween parties, play groups and to make with daycare or Home School groups.  I hope you enjoy making it as much as we did!


Paper Plate Jack-o-Lantern:


  • Orange Paper Plates (or while plates paint that you color orange)
  • black yarn
  • black construction paper
  • scissors
  • tape
  • glue


This can be created with an orange paper plate or you/or the children can paint or color a white paper plate orange. I would suggest using Tempera Paint versus a marker or crayon. Next, cut the middle out of the plate and save for another project. (you never know when you can use it).

Cut out 4 eyes, 2 nose’s and 2 mouth’s of black construction paper. Add a piece of yarn the in the middle so that you can attach to the plate of each and glue.

You want to do 2 sets as they turn you don’t want see a back-side. Next, tape each to the backside of the plate (see picture).

Punch a hole in the center top of the plate and add a piece of black yarn to hang (or you could use green for the stem).

That is it!  It is really so simple. This Paper Plate Jack-o-Lantern is a simple Halloween craft that the whole family will enjoy making.  Once you make a bunch they could easily be used throughout your home for decorations.  I like that they aren’t scary so they don’t frighten young children.  Perfect to make with young children and this project is suited for ages 5+.  Be sure to give this craft a try and let us know how you enjoyed making it.   It is fun to make a variety of shapes for the nose and mouth too!


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