It’s Not All Mary Poppins

Halloween Craft: Jack o’lantern suncatchers

Super-easy toddler (and up) craft.

Clear Contac paper (Contac paper – a brand of shelf paper)
Black permanent marker
Orange tissue paper

1. With the backing still on the Contac paper, draw a pumpkin face on the clear side. (The kids can do this, too, of course. That’s Jazz’s tummy. She didn’t want to draw her own.)
2. Peel off the backing, and tape the Contac, sticky side up, onto your work surface. (So it doesn’t slither all over.)
3. Tear tissue paper into smallish pieces. Older kids can do this themselves. My kids only crunched the paper into completely unusable smoodged-up blobs of paper when they tried this…
4. Completely cover the pumpkin face with tissue, going past the edge of the picture.

5. Cut out the pumpkin face. Cute, fun, and easy!

October 26, 2011 - Posted by | crafts, holidays | , , , ,


  1. That looks great! I was a bit confused about whether you covered the back of the sticky paper too, until I realised that of course it was covered in orange paper… I’m a bit slow today.

    Comment by May | October 27, 2011 | Reply

  2. I’ve made holiday placemats this way with scraps of wrapping paper.

    Contac paper: The super-versatile craft material!!

    Comment by Jill in Atlanta | October 27, 2011 | Reply

  3. I will have to try this one the weekend. Easy enough for 3 year old fingers.

    Comment by notwantingtoforget | October 28, 2011 | Reply

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