Green Halloween Craft Idea For Children - Milk Jug'O'Lantern

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I'm not only a Silver Spring, MD area Realtor, I'm also a mom of 2 beautiful little girls. My girls are little artists and love to paint and craft things, thus I'm always on the look out for easy, and preferably green, craft ideas. Halloween is the perfect time to get crafty with your kids.

I got the idea for a Milk Jug'O'Lantern from greenkidcraftsblog.com. We pretty much had all we needed at home, no expensive supplies needed!

1. You need: milk jug rinsed out (save the lid), orange paint - use acrylic if it will see a lot of use or spray paint if you intend to have it sitting outside, green pipe cleaners, silk leaves (I saved some from an old flower bouquet for crafts like these, you can also cut some out from felt paper), black duct tape for eyes, nose, ears (we opted to paint them on instead), fake candles

Milk Jug'O'Lantern


2. Cut a hole in the back (to add the fake candle). Paint or spray-paint the jug orange (do the handle last, it's easier to rotate around), paint the lid brown or cover in brown tissue paper, felt paper etc.) and let dry.

Milk Jug'O'Lantern


3. Decorate: I added the green pipe cleaners and punched a hole into the silk leaves. Hubby and my daughters painted the faces.

Milk Jug'O'Lantern


4. Add fake candle, turn off the lights and voilá: a Milk Jug'O'Lantern!

Milk Jug'O'Lantern


P.S. These also make great lanterns to carry around while trick-or-treating.. just tie a flashlight around the handle and set inside. Make sure you use acrylic paint or spray paint if like that idea, otherwise the paint will come off too easily).

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ANDREA BEDARD, M.A. ~ THOMPSON COMPANY, REALTORS ~ LIVING MARYLAND BLIPS

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Andrea is a REALTOR® based in Silver Spring, MD. She has enjoyed assisting buyers, sellers and renters since 2004 and focuses on residential Real Estate in  Montgomery and Howard County, MD. Andrea is a proud mom of two girls and hobby decorator with a vintage soul. She enjoys everything beautiful in life and always answers the phone with a smile.

 

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Janna Scharf
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Just the name of it makes me smile, Milk Jug o' Lantern.  Fun!

Oct 09, 2012 08:25 PM #1
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What a cute idea!  The grandkids will be here this weekend.  This will be FUN!  Thanks!

Oct 09, 2012 08:32 PM #2
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Andrea-what a cute idea! And I like the idea of using them for lanterns as well!
Oct 09, 2012 08:40 PM #3
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Hi Janna, I thought it had such a nice ring to it!

Hi Mimi, you'll have a blast! There's nothing like being covered in orange paint in October ;-) My girls loved it and are already asking what we can do next! They turned out real cute and I'm thinking porch decoration Halloween night ..

Hi Kathy, Thank you! I might have to do a 2nd set just for that reason. The handle makes it easy to carry around.. just the paint needs to be selected carefully in case it rains on Halloween.

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oh that is so cute. 

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Those looked much cuter than I expected when they were all lit up. Thanks for a fun idea.

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Andrea, cute idea. I don't know if as a child you went on evening walks with a lantern, home made or store bought, but your post just reminded me of that. Laterne, Laterne, Sonne, Mond und Sterne! :-)
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Great idea, Andrea.  I should have known that when the boys were young.  Of course, for them, pumpking all over the house was part of the fun.  8-)

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Hi Andrea,

Great idea and I am going to make these next year. Happy Halloween to you and your girls. Thanks for sharing.

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Hi Tammy, thank you!

Hi Michelle, they look really cute all lit up.

Hi Silvia, yes of course!! Laternenumzug! I need to find that song now (the girls have a few CDs with German songs for kids)

Hi Mike, save it for the grandkids :-) Pumpkins everywhere in my house, too. For now the Jug'O'Lanterns are sitting next to the fireplace looking cute.

Hi Kristin, why wait for next year? Happy Halloween to you, too!

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What a fantastic idea! And great fun for your family.  Time to get our decorations out....!  :-)

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