Free Printables: ABC colouring book
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This is a free book filled with colouring pages of alphabet letters and drawings based on the letters of the ABC. I hope you enjoy it. Click on the image to download the PDF. …

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Halloween crafts: glass jar lanterns

Submitted by on October 26, 2010 – 1:04 am5 Comments


This week I bring you a craft for Halloween which is entirely my son’s from idea to completion. In true recycle style he made two lanterns using just glass jars, paint, crease paper and floating candles. He painted one orange and with a black marker drew the features of Jack’o lantern, but it is the vampire that I really like.

He painted the jar white and drew eyes and teeth complete with blood stains and drops; he then cut the shape of a cape with pointy collar out of black paper and attached it to the jar with an elastic band. A little water inside the jars lets the candle float. They look spooky in the dark, although the paper cape makes me nervous while the candle is lit so I pulled it back and I made sure the candle is actually floating on a small amount of water to avoid the flame being too close to the top.  


This post links up with Kids Get Crafty on Wednesday and the Play Academy on Friday, check out these sites for more crafts and playtime ideas.






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