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Orange Jack o’ Lantern Kids Craft

pumpkin orange snack

Looking for a craft idea that is light on sugar but still sweet? Here’s a healthy Halloween craft that is a simple and fun activity for preschoolers: an Orange Jack-o’-Lantern. My 4 year-old made this project by himself with just a few words of instruction from me. If you have older kids, make this treat as a surprise for their lunchboxes. We made a box of these and sent them to school as class treats.

pumpkin orange supplies

Project Materials
  • 1 orange (we used tangerines)
  • 2 googly eyes
  • black self-stick craft foam
  • ½ green pipe cleaner stem
  • 2 glue dots
  • scissors
  • pencil
Instructions
  1. Cut out a jack-o’-lantern mouth and triangle-shaped nose from the self-stick craft foam.pumpkin orange eyes
  2. Place a glue dot on the back of 1 googly eye and adhere it to the orange. Repeat with the second googly eye.
  3. Stick craft foam nose and mouth to orange.wrap pipe cleaner
  4. Wrap the half piece of green pipe cleaner stem around pencil to make it curly.pumpkin orange
  5. Stick the curly stem into the top of the orange.
Tips
  • Make it with Preschoolers: Pre-cut nose and mouth and lay out materials for your preschooler. Verbally give him the instructions step-by-step and let him do it himself! You might need to demonstrate some of the steps, but let him try to do it alone first.
  • Orange You Glad I Didn’t Say Banana: Use a banana (or other peel-able fruit) for a funny twist on the Orange Jack-O’-Lantern.
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