Paper Bag Jack o Lantern

A Paper Bag Painted Orange and stuffed with newspaper is the basis of this jack o lantern craft

Paper Bag Jack o Lantern

Project Info

Difficulty Easy
Duration 1 hour
Age 5+
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  • Colored Paper (Black or Yellow)
  • Green Yarn or Ribbon
  • Newspaper
  • Orange Paint
  • Paper Bag


    1. Paint the paper bag orange, and leave to dry
    2. Once dry, cut Jack o Lantern Face shapes (eyes, nose, mouth) out of the black or yellow paper and stick on the paper bag.
    3. Stuff balls of newspaper in the bag until it is about 2/3 full.
    4. Tie a piece of Green Yarn or Ribbon around the top of the bag.


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    Useful supplies

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