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Minecraft Jack O’ Lantern Suncatcher

Minecraft Jack O' Lantern Suncatcher

It’s October, so it’s time to start decorating for Halloween! (You could also start in September, though, because Halloween is awesome.) Here’s a simple suncatcher that kids can piece together to hang a Minecraft jack o’ lantern in the window.

What You Need

Minecraft Jack O' Lantern Suncatcher

  • Jack o’ lantern template (link below)
  • Wax paper
  • Yellow and two shades of orange tissue paper
  • Scissors
  • Black Sharpie marker
  • School glue
  • Scotch tape (to hang the suncatcher in the window)

Get Started!

Begin by printing this template, based on the ThinkGeek jack o’ lantern template.

Cut the tissue paper into small, relatively consistently-shaped squares.

Minecraft Jack O' Lantern Suncatcher

Tear a strip of wax paper from the roll, place it on top of the template, and use the black Sharpie to trace the lantern onto the wax paper. There’s a lot of space to fill in for the face, so make sure your marker is nice and inky.

Minecraft Jack O' Lantern Suncatcher

Flip the wax paper over and apply a thin layer of school glue, making sure the inside is completely covered. Feel free to go a little outside the lines as well as completely over the jack o’ lantern’s “face” when spreading the glue.

Minecraft Jack O' Lantern Suncatcher

Use the yellow squares on the eyes and mouth to mimic a Minecraft jack o’ lantern.

Use the orange squares to cover the rest of the jack o’ lantern evenly but without a specific pattern.

Minecraft Jack O' Lantern Suncatcher

Squares can overlap as much or little as you want — it’s your suncatcher! Be sure to go outside the lines with the paper pieces to make sure the suncatcher is completely covered.

Allow the glue to dry completely.

Once dry, cut out the block along the lines you traced.

Minecraft Jack O' Lantern Suncatcher

Place a small piece of clear tape on the suncatcher, and hang it in the window for a spooky Minecraft Halloween decoration!

Minecraft Jack O' Lantern Suncatcher

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