Orange Jack O'Lantern

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Orange Jack O'Lantern
Ages 2 to 4

It's hard to be healthy during Halloween, a holiday that is known for its delicious treats and sugar overload! Here's a healthy Halloween craft that is sweet but not sugary, and is a 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.

What you'll need

Helpful Tip:


  • 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.

How to make it

  1. step 1

    Cut out a jack-o'-lantern mouth and triangle-shaped nose from the self-stick craft foam.

  2. step 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.

  4. step 4

    Wrap the half piece of green pipe cleaner stem around pencil to make it curly.

  5. step 5

    Stick the curly stem into the top of the orange.

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