Halloween – Lanterns, Spider Cups & Bunting

Halloween is fast approaching and we have teamed up with our favourite crafting expert – Michelle from The Crafty Foxes – to come up with some fantastic ideas that you can make at home or in the classroom.  Why not try our Halloween Pumpkin Lantern – simple and easy to do but very effective.  Or we have some spooky spider cups, witch bunting and even bat bunting – lots of ideas to keep you busy in the lead up to Halloween!!!




Halloween Pumpkin Lantern

Let’s make a start …. what will you need?


OK let’s get crafty ….

  1. Start by brushing PVA Glue all over the jar – you don’t need too much just a thin layer
  2. In your bag of tissue paper squares pick out the nice bright orange ones and stick these tissue paper squares onto the jar so it is completely covered on the outside
  3. Then leave it to dry – be patient, the longer you can leave it to dry off the better!
  4. Next let’s make the scary face by cutting out some eyes, a nose and a mouth from some black paper or card – when you are happy with them, stick them on
  5. To get it glowing just add a tea-light or a battery operated light and watch it glow – just perfect for Halloween!


How to make a Halloween Pumkin Lantern

Why not try using some different colours like white for a ghost, or purple and green for monsters:


Halloween Lanterns





Spider Cup


Spider Cup – here’s a list of what you will need:


We are ready to go – creepy spider cup nearly ready:

Spider Cup


  1. Start by cutting the crepe paper into squares, we have found about the size of a postage stamp is the best size for this crafty project!
  2. Next spread the PVA Glue all over the cup in a thin layer
  3. Take your pre-cut crepe paper and stick them all over the cup until it is completely covered – leave it to dry for a while
  4. Add the Wiggly Eyes towards the bottom half of the cup – remember to leave some space for the scary mouth!
  5. Bend a Craft Stem into the shape of a scary mouth (if it is too long just cut it in half), we have used a yellow one but the choice is yours! – when it is scary enough stick it on your cup
  6. Next you need to bend the 8 Black Craft Stems into the shape of spiders legs – take a look at our picture above to see exactly what we mean….
  7. Cut 4 slits on either side of the bottom lid of the cup/yoghurt pot and secure your 8 spider legs into the slits
  8. All finished …. one Scary Spider Cup ready to spook people on Halloween!!!




This is what you will need:

OK let’s make ourselves a halloween spider decoration:

  1. Start by folding your sheet of black paper in half – we have found folding it vertically gives the best results
  2. Next fold your template in half along the dotted line
  3. Line up your edges so that you are against the folded edge and with your pencil draw around the template
  4. Time to cut out
  5. Open up and now you have an amazing Spider Window Decoration to display in your window or on a mirror


Spider Window Decoration





Witch Paperchain


You’ll need:

Here we go, this is what we need to do:

  1. Start by consertina folding about 3 metres of the Black Poster paper from the roll making each fold approximately the size of an A4 sheet of paper
  2. Next place the template on the top of the folded poster papers and using your pencil draw around the template
  3. Time to cut out – make sure that the hands are at the edge of each fold because this is how the garland will stay together
  4. Now you are ready to open out and hey presto … your witch bunting is ready to hang
  5. Want to make it unique … why not try decorating each witch differently to make them extra special – try some tissue paper, felt and wiggly eyes – perfect!
  6. We have also included a Bat Template – Bright Ideas Halloween – Bat Template – follow the same guidelines as above and you’ll end up with bunting just like ours ….

Bat Paper Chain




Until next time, keep crafting!!

The Bright Ideas Team & Michelle from The Crafty Foxes x