DLTK's Crafts for Kids:
soda bottle halloween craftSoda Bottle Jack-O-'Lantern Craft 

"I love your site and wanted to thank you for all the goodies that you provide.  I also wanted to share with you the jack-o'-lanterns that we made this week in our 3/4 year old preschool."   Charlene

Thanks to Charlene for taking the time to share this craft idea with us!

Look for a Frankenstein variation of this craft from Lisa below.



"The kids had loads of fun making this one!"  Charlene

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I'm Lisa and I'm the leader of Junior Girl Scout Troop and Brownie Troop.  I wanted to share a "twist" we added to the 2 liter "Jack-o-lantern" project for our older Junior Girls.

Turning the 2 liter bottle upside down, the girls painted the top (outside of the bottle) and about 2 inches down ,black. we then added green tempra paint to cover the inside of the bottle. we glued on 2 empty thread spools (painted black) towards the bottom of the bottle.

The girls added pre cut "Frankenstein" pieces to the bottle ( eyes, scar, etc).  They tied black raffia to the bottom to make a bow.  These made the coolest Frankensteins ever, and the bottom of the bottle kind of looks like a brain anyway...LOL.  Hope you share this, its a nice companion piece to the jack-o-lanturn, but for older girls!



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