Are you ready for the cutest and easiest Halloween craft there ever was? Meet the super fun tin can Jack-O-Lanterns! You'll have a blast making them and they're perfect for school parties and home decorations!
EEEEEEEK…Can you feel it? Halloween is COMING! I've been a bit on survival mode with Bubba being gone for several months and my being reeeeeally pregnant (only 7 weeks to go! woohoo!) so I haven't had two seconds to think about Halloween…until now. Don't you worry, I plan to bring you tons of fun, cheap, or free Halloween ideas to make your season spooky and bright.
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First up? Some adorable tin can pumpkins. This is the cutest Halloween craft ever and is almost like a Mr. Potato Head activity (because you can mix and match the face pieces), but Halloween-style! Let's get to it!
This fun Halloween activity can absolutely double as a decoration, which is pretty much the best thing EVER! Not only is it super fun mixing and matching pumpkin face pieces, but this little project is nearly free to make! Let's get started.
Here's what you need:
- #10 cans-these are the big ones commonly used for food storage.
- Orange spray paint
- Black card stock paper
- Magnet pieces
- Hot glue gun
Here's what you do:
- First, spray paint the cans orange.
- Then, cut some Jack-O-Lantern faces out of card stock. We used my Silhouette cutting machine, but there are many templates online. Even free-handing or tracing some face pieces would work well.
- Next, use a glue gun to glue small pieces of magnet onto the backs of each facial feature. We cut up magnets that are used for advertising (you know those magnets that are stuck to the front of phone books and such).
If you don't happen to hoard strange things, (like advertisement magnets) you can certainly grab some self-adhesive magnet sheets from Walmart for about $2.
Once a magnet is attached to the back of each facepiece, it's time to play! Let the kids make Jack-o-lantern faces of all sorts! It's likely you'll want to make some of your own too. 😉
All the spare pieces can be stored inside the can.
We have had a great time mixing and matching the pieces! Wouldn't this be a great addition to a Halloween party?!
Looking for more fun Halloween ideas?
- Come learn how we do our easy homemade Halloween costumes, plus tips for finding them for cheap if you don't want to make them!
- Have fun putting together a Halloween party on the cheap!
- You don't have to break the bank on Halloween candy! We have some great tips on where to find the best deals on Halloween candy.
- Celebrate Halloween all month long with these fun Halloween party themes that are easy to do at home!
- Don't let that Halloween candy go to waste! We have 20 amazing ways to use leftover Halloween candy.