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Jack-O’-Lantern Jars
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Put a smile on every student’s face with these fun and festive candy jars!

This activity is appropriate for:
preschool - 5th grade / 3 - 10 years

You will need:

  • Baby food jars or small jelly jars (with lids)
  • Orange candy (such as jelly beans or candy corn)
  • Puffy Pipe Stems (green)
  • Glue
  • Black felt (or construction paper)
  • Scissors


  1. Give each student a small glass jar, a piece of black felt, and a green pipe stem.
  2. Have students cut out a mouth, nose, and pair of eyes from the felt. Instruct students to glue the pieces onto their jars to make a jack-o’-lantern face. (For younger students, you can cut out the pieces in advance.)
  3. Show students how to wind the pipe stem to form a pumpkin stem. Have students glue the stem to the lid of the jar.
  4. Invite students to fill their jars with orange candy.
  5. Encourage students to put the jack-o’-lantern jars on their desks as a festive fall decoration—or take them home to decorate for Halloween!
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