SourceHalloween 2004, Volume 2004 Special Issue 2004
- Clean jars
- Oil-based enamel paint in black and orange or yellow
- Extra-wide masking tape
- Utility knife
- Plastic-covered 20-gauge wire
- Needle-nose pliers
- Small candle (such as the LED candle)
Step 1 of 3
In a well-ventilated area, paint inside of jar orange or yellow until opaque. Apply masking tape to outside. Press out air bubbles. Draw a jack-o'-lantern face in marker on tape (or print out our templates onto adhesive labels). Cut out and peel away features with a utility knife to form a stencil (an adult should do this).
Step 2 of 3
Paint stencil with black paint. When dry, peel off tape.
Step 3 of 3
For a handle, loop the end of wire with pliers. Make a lasso shape that will hug jar. Bend remaining wire over for a handle. Cut wire; make another loop to hook onto ring. Slip ring over jar's mouth; tighten.