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Glowing Jack O' Lantern Silhouettes

Glowing Jack O Lantern Silhouettes
Glowing Jack O Lantern Silhouettes
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These Glowing Jack O' Lantern Silhouettes are so classic and timeless! Welcome friends and family to your house with this fun lantern idea. This DIY Halloween decoration is perfect if you want to add a spooky touch to your Halloween party. Plus, with this craft you can have the effect of a jack o' lantern without worrying about putting a candle inside an actual pumpkin, making this a safe option for Halloween parties with kids. Impress all of your guests with this spooky Halloween craft; they'll want to learn how to make this, too!

Time to CompleteIn an evening

MaterialsCraft Foam




Materials List

  • FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Foam: Sheets (1” x 12” x 36”)
  • Acrylic Paint: Black and Yellow
  • Tissue Paper: Orange
  • Battery Operated Lights
  • Low-Temp Glue Gun
  • Serrated Knife
  • Scissors
  • Paint Brushes


  1. Print and cut out the paper templates and pin them to the sheets of foam.  Use the serrated knife to cut out each of the pumpkins and to carve out the faces.

  2. Paint the pumpkins black on all sides and let dry.  Paint the inside cut edge of the faces yellow and let dry.

  3. Cut pieces of orange tissue paper and glue it to the backs of the pumpkin faces.  This will give the light an orange glow.

  4. Glue the pumpkins together slightly overlapping the edges from one to the next.  Place the battery operated lights behind the pumpkins.

Printable Jack O' Lantern Templates

  1. Jack O' Lantern Template 1

  2. Jack O' Lantern Template 2

  3. Jack O' Lantern Template 3

  4. Jack O' Lantern Template 4

  5. Jack O' Lantern Template 5

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These Glowing Jack O'Lantern Silhouettes are so awesome. I thought they were hard to do but with this project, I found out that it is easy to do. I was excited to see templates of the faces and how to finish the whole project. My grandaughter will love to do this for their Halloween decor in school and at home. Thanks for the idea.


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