Tuesday, October 20, 2009
How cute is this idea from Family Fun Magazine? My sister just sent me an email with this picture of her house; she and my 11 year old niece, Lauren, and 8 year old niece, Delaney, made this tonight!
In the words of my sister, when asked how they made it, "it's a huge piece of cardboard - we cut it down to fit the window - cut out the face - taped some orange tissue paper to the face "pieces" - stuck a lamp in the window and voila!!!!!"
I think it turned out really cute!
Here are the actual instructions from Family Fun magazine:
What you need:
Pencils or markers
Orange tissue paper
Painter's or masking tape
Measure the inside of an appropriate window and cut corrugated cardboard to fit tightly. Draw a face on the cardboard, then cut out the pieces with a craft knife (a parent's job).
On the interior side of the cardboard, use a glue stick to cover the openings with orange tissue paper.
Set the cardboard in the window and use painter's or masking tape to hold it in place. Place a lamp near the window to light your house-o'-lantern.