Jack-o-Lantern Felt in the Classroom

Jack-o’-lantern related crafts are one of my favorite things at this time of the year! If you want to avoid the mess of carving a pumpkin, then this craft is just for you! My students loved adding their own silly face to their jack-o’-lanterns! Let’s grab our supplies and let’s get crafting!

You Will Need:

  • 9″ x 12” craft cuts Kunin Classicfelt™ in Black and Pirate Green
  • Orange cardstock
  • Fiskar Scissors
  • Adhesive (Hot glue works the best)
  • Silver Sharpie

To prep for this craft, cut an 8.5 x 11 sheet of orange cardstock in half. Have your students fold the cardstock in half and cut 2 to 3-inch slits from the folded crease of your paper. Unfold the paper and adhere the ends of the jack-o’-lantern together with hot glue (or any other type of adhesive).

Cut one-inch strips of 9″ x 12” craft cuts Kunin Classicfelt™ in the color Pirate Green. Wrap the one-inch strip of Pirate Green felt around the base of the jack-o’-lantern.

Cut 1½ inch strips of 9″ x 12” craft cuts Kunin Classicfelt™ in the color Pirate Green. Have your students use Fiskars scissors to make a zigzag pattern in the strip of felt. This piece will serve as the top of our jack-o’-lantern. Adhere the zigzag strip to the top of the jack-o’-lantern using hot glue.

Using a 9″ x 12” craft cuts Kunin Classicfelt™ in the color black, have your students create design their own jack-o’-lantern face. I recommend using a silver Sharpie for your students to draw their face before cutting. Cut out your unique jack-o’-lantern face and adhere to your jack-o’-lantern.

This craft is the perfect opportunity for students to express their creativity in a fun and engaging way! It’s amazing to see the variety of silly faces that your students come up with too! Happy Halloween!

You can now find an expanded color line of Kunin® ClassicfeltKunin® Premiumfelt and ShaggiChic non-wovens fabrics in cut by the yard at your local Walmart; please inquire as to what is available in your area.

Happy Crafting,

Chad Boender
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