Halloween can be a little scary for kids and one of the solutions for fright is light. This simple-to-make Halloween night light is fun to make together and is guaranteed to assist in nighttime bravery.
Make a Halloween Night Light
I love Halloween crafts that are so easy that kids can do themselves. This is definitely one of them. We started with an empty Ovaltine container and peeled off the label.
I cut orange tissue paper into triangles of various sizes – they don’t have to be perfect shapes or even close to perfect.
Easy Halloween Craft for Kids
Next, we spread a glue/sealer over the blank canister and stuck on the tissue triangles. Once we had a layer completed, we brushed on another layer of glue/sealer and filled in the gaps with more orange shapes.
When the jar was completely covered with orange, we added three black construction paper triangles for 2 eyes and a nose and a squiggly, smily mouth cut out of paper as well.
One more layer of the glue/sealer and then we let it dry.
I added an LED tap light at the bottom of the night light and put the top on.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Estimated Cost $5
- Empty Ovaltine Can
- Orange Tissue Paper
- Black Tissue Paper
- Glue or Mod Podge That Dries Clear
- LED Light
- Remove the label from the container — choose one from your recycling bin that is a shape that resembles a pumpkin.
- Cut the orange tissue paper into medium sized triangles.
- Cut eyes/nose/mouth shapes from the black tissue paper.
- Brush the glue on the container and then layer on the orange triangles until the entire surface is covered.
- Add a sealing coat of glue to the orange layer.
- Arrange the black shapes for jack-o-lantern eyes, nose and mouth.
- Let dry.
- Add a LED light in the bottom of the container — we used a tap light that was safe to leave on overnight.
I am inspired to try other Halloween characters like Frankenstein! Wouldn’t green tissue paper look adorable glowing in the night?