We have made this construction paper and coffee filter Halloween jack-o-lantern craft and it is easy and fun! We love creating tiny works of art to hang on the fridge.
It’s not always easy to find one age appropriate for toddlers and preschoolers, but this one is perfect for them…
Halloween Craft Project for Toddlers
This jack o lantern art is an easy Halloween art project that will get your little one in a festive move!
It is such an easy project that small kids can do. It doesn’t require a lot of materials or a lot of mess, and as long as you get washable markers the mess won’t be permanent.
Supplies You Will Need For This Jack o Lantern Craft
What You’ll Need to make the jack-o-lantern craft:
- Coffee Filters
- Spray bottle with water
- Orange Construction paper
Making Your Jack o Lantern Craft
What you’ll do to make your pumpkin craft:
- Grab an image online of a pumpkin outline (or a ghost or anything Halloween themed)
- Trace it on a piece of construction paper and cut it out.
- Give your child a few markers and a coffee filter – have them scribble all over.
- Hand them the spray bottle and let them spray the filter. Watching the colors swirl is so fun!
- Let it dry.
- Tape it to the back of your pumpkin outline.
The great thing about this Halloween craft project is you can do it over and over. You can change the paper color, the outline and the markers and make new art for every season or holiday.
A Festive Craft For All Ages
This craft can be modified for younger or bigger kids as well. It isn’t just for one age group and you’ll just need different supplies based on the changes you make.
For Younger Kids
Younger kids like small toddlers don’t necessarily have motor skills or finesse to use markers and a spray bottle. So an easy fix may be to omit those items completely.
Instead you can create this jack o lantern for kids by allowing them to use water colors on the coffee filter or even finger paint with edible finger paints.
The coffee filter won’t have the same effect, but it’ll still be fun and colorful.
If you want to omit the potential mess completely, crayons on wax paper give a stained glass effect.
For Bigger Kids
This can be a fun craft for older kids too. Allow them to make these into masks. You can trace around the face until it is pumpkin shaped.
You can let them use safety scissors to cut out the mask, add it to stock card, add a green stem, and use a hole puncher to make holes for a string.
Now they have the cutest jack o lantern mask!
The possibilities with this one are limitless!
Looking For More Crafting Fun?
But if you’re looking for something similar you may want to check out this spray bottle art craft. It helps better explain the science behind the color spray art.
We also have more coffee filter art projects. This coffee filter rose craft is one of my absolute favorites!