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Halloween Luminaries for Kids

Get your kids in the Halloween spirit with these luminaries! This post may contain affiliate links to help with the running of this fabulous blog.

I have to admit, Halloween is one of my favorite holidays! I love to decorate but there is someone in the house who is not a huge fan of the day. My husband loathes Halloween. He hates the idea of getting dressed up (he doesn’t get the point) and hates even more the idea of dragging the kids around trick or treating.

But me? I love it! I love that the kids love picking out their costumes and love going trick or treating with their friends. Since I can’t decorate the way I would like (I would go all out, mind you), I do put a few things out here or there. I typically stick to decorating for fall but you do need some hints of Halloween here and there.

One of things I like to do to decorate is to have the kids make something, like our Upcycled Monsters. Sure we could do the paper plate Jack-0-Lanterns but I like to make things that can be pulled out every year and be put on display. I love these super easy Halloween Luminaries we made. 

Halloween Luminaries for Kids

halloween luminaries for kids


halloween luminaries for kids
Glass or Plastic Jars – This is a great craft to upcycle those baby food jars!
Mod Podge or Paste
Foam Brush
Googly Eyes
Pipe Cleaners
Colored tissue paper cut into squares
Glitter Stickers
LED Candle


1. Pour Mod Podge on a plate or paint tray.  Apply a thin layer to the outside of the jar.

halloween luminaries for kids

2. Cover the jar with pieces of tissue paper.

3. Apply a thin layer of Mod Podge over the tissue paper and let it dry.

halloween luminaries for kids

4. Decorate your luminary! We made a pumpkin, spider, bat, and monster.

5. Place a lighted LED candle into each jar to make them glow.

halloween luminaries for kids

Get creative this Halloween with fun decorations kids can make themselves!  Here are 10 great Halloween crafts for kids!10-halloween-crafts-for-kids

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  1. How cute! I definitely want to make some of these with my girls next month. Now to see if I can find a friend with baby food jars 🙂

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  3. Thanks so much for reviewing our Halloween projects from Kiwi Crate, Stephanie! We’re thrilled to hear that you and Ethan enjoyed them.

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  5. We will be making these for my daughters class this week. I ordered the jars you linked to on Amazon, however just FYI they aren’t big enough to hold a LED tea light. Way too small, probably the diameter of a quarter. We are going to try small mason jars instead.

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